MOUNT VERNON — Ralph E. Fawcett, 83, of Mount Vernon died June 2, 2009, at the Palliative Care Center at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born June 11, 1925, in Mount Vernon to the late William and Viola (Sharp) Fawcett. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Louisa McPherson Fawcett; a son, Ralph (Judy) Fawcett Jr. of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Shirley (Donald) McManaway of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Nicholas and Patricia Moore; three sisters, Elouise Dexter, Loretta and Elizabeth Fawcett; four brothers, Arthur, Lloyd, Lawrence and Charles Fawcett.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Amity Cemetery, with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph’s name to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215. To extend a condolence or share a memory with the Fawcett family visit www.dilleylasater.com.