William Oran Ellwood, Sr., 93, of Uhrichsville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Born March 7, 1930 in Barberton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles Arthur and Eva Josephine (Keffer) Ellwood.

On December 5, 1952, Bill married the former Stella Jean Applegarth with whom he enjoyed nearly 65 years of marriage until her passing on September 12, 2017. They are survived by a son, William Ellwood, Jr.; three daughters, Betty “Cookie” (Mike) Howell, Jackie (Terry) Dowdel, and Eva (Ronnie) Tinney; grandchildren, Sean, Mike Jr., April, Carlene, Douglas, Elizabeth, Jodie, and Kevin; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Joshua, Shannon, Jacob, Alexius, Brooke, Courtney, Gavin, Aubrey, Austin, Hunter, Skylar, and Trinity; and great-great-grandchildren, Averie, Rilynn, Kennady, Angel, Finley, Shiloh, London, Salem, Spencer, Harmony, and Greyson, as well as another expected. Bill is also survived by his sisters, Mary Lou Abbuhl and Sarah Wilson, and many nieces and nephews. He dearly loved all of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angel, and two siblings, Arthur “Ace” Ellwood and Betty Kinsey.

Bill is greatly loved and will be missed so much by many. He will be remembered for how hard he worked to provide for his family.

According to his wishes, cremation is planned, and his family will celebrate his life privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc.

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