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“Sorry to hear of your loss. Did not know he was sick only that we had not seen Dick for awhile.i will miss seeing him so much. Dick was such a sweet...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Nan Skiles - Lima, OH - Friend

“Richard and John, so sorry for your loss we have been ill this winter and didn't want to pass it on to your Dad. We loved meeting him for lunch. We...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Larry and Karen Heitmeyer - OH

“I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your father be at peace .I am honored and blessed to have known your father,he...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Scott Fillmore - Fargo, ND

“Sorry for your loss, Dick and Ruthann were good friends of my step father Jim Will. He would stop down whenever he would see me in the yard just to...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Trina Lauf - Lima, OH

“Prayer to your family, Dick and Ruthann were one of my dads Jim Will closest friends. He will be missed but I'm sure they will have plenty to catch...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Trina Lauf - Lima, OH

“I am truly sorry for your loss. I knew the sons when they were little. My dad (John Weber) and your dad were friends for many many years. they were...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: michael d. weber - kokomo, IN

“Dick and John,Sorry to hear of Uncle Bud's passing. I will be in Columbus on Thursday and Friday for George's transplant. Please know that we have...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Geri Roberts - Van Wert, OH

“My prayers are with you . I am so sorry for your loss. ”
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Richard Allen Brownell, Sr., age 90 of Lima, died at 2:10 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born February 11, 1927 in Bellefontaine, Ohio; to the late Emma G. Benson Smith. On September 12, 1948 he married Ruth Ann Barnes on who died February 16, 2011.

Mr. Brownell retired from Ford Motor Company. He was an U.S. Army Veteran serving during World War II and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Wells, FL and had attended the Lima Baptist Temple Church. He had worked in the local theaters for over 30 years as a projectionist and was an actor in the Black Hills Passion Plays in Lake Well, Florida for 15 years and Spearfish, SD. For over 50 years he had been a member of the Lions Club where he had served as President. He had a passion for learning about automobiles, having a wealth of knowledge, and becoming a great mechanic. He loved playing BINGO, cherished his family and his cat companion, Jasper.

Survivors include 2 sons - Richard Allen (Roberta Lynne) Brownell, Jr. of Lima; John R. Brownell of Lima; 6 grandchildren - Jeffrey, Kristi, Steven, Thomas, Stephanie, Tiffany, and 13 great grandchildren - Dalia, Azalea, Xsavier, Jeanie, Isabella, Emma, James, Richard Allen III, Lela, Ava, Jhordai, Jhe'anna, and Jaiceon.

He was preceded in death by a son Robert Brownell and a granddaughter - Jean Ann.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Gary Homan and Rev. Ed Ingram will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, near Uniopolis. Military rites will be observed by the V.F.W. Post 8445 of Wapakoneta.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.