Ned E. Myers

March 31, 1930 - July 20, 2020
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Obituary: Ned E. Myers, July 21, 2020
CRIDERSVILLE – Ned Edward Myers, 90, died peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 6:50 p.m. in his Cridersville home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 31, 1930 in Lima, Ohio to Clarence and Anna Myers who preceded him in death. He was the third of three sons. He married Janice Arlene Aspinall in 1953. She also died peacefully surrounded by her loving family in their Cridersville home on October 29, 2013.
Ned and Janice have three loving children including a son, Gregory Myers; daughters Jennifer (Christopher) Saunders and Stacey (Brian) Cook, all living in Cridersville; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Bradley) Niekamp, Coldwater, Ohio, Evan (Ashley) Saunders, Cridersville, and Ethan Saunders, Columbus, Ohio. They also have five great-grandchildren, Noah Niekamp, Ezekiel Saunders, Elijah Niekamp, Eleanor Saunders, and Abraham Niekamp.
Ned was also preceded in death by his brothers Elmer Myers and Clarence Myers; his sister-in-law Vera (Stemen) Myers, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jacqueline (Aspinall) and Raymond Stager, and Carl and Mary Lou (Allshouse) Aspinall.
Ned graduated from Lima South High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he joined his brother in the hardware business in Cridersville in 1953. Ned and his brothers had grown up on a farm just east of Cridersville. They attended Cridersville School. The family moved to Lima in 1941.
Ned was an avid sports fan. He graduated from Lima South High School in 1948. During his senior year, he was the quarterback for the South Tigers football team. When he moved back to Cridersville, he volunteered as the Cridersville Boys Acme Baseball Team coach. Later in life he also volunteered as a coach for the Little League Baseball Teams in Cridersville.
Ned and his brother Wes Myers operated Myers Pro Hardware in Cridersville from 1950 until 1996. Ned served as a trustee of the Ohio Hardware Association. Their Cridersville hardware won the Pro Hardware Dealer of the Year Award in 1968. In 1970 they purchased a second hardware in Celina. Wes and Vera moved to operate that store and Ned and Janice remained in Cridersville. Over the years, the Cridersville store became a local institution. Generations of Cridersville children fondly remember the store’s Candy Counter
Ned was very active in the Cridersville community. He was president of the Cridersville Business Association and helped to create the annual Halloween Parade and Festival. He served as president of the Cridersville Historical Society for more than a decade helping to create the local museum. He was a founding member of the Cridersville VFW. He was also a member of the Cridersville Volunteer Fire Department and served as its treasurer. He was always ready to help Cridersville in any way he could.
The family will receive friends Friday, July, 24, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 to noon. The funeral service will follow at noon with Pastor Jonathan Spyker officiating. Burial will be St. Matthew Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com and memorials may be given to Legacy Park or Cridersville Historical Society.

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Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: March 31, 1930
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Tamara L Jeanneret posted on 7/31/20

To the Family of Ned Myers: My husband and I were saddened to hear of the death of your father. For many years we were customers at Myers Hardware Store and he and your mom were such pleasant people to see when we went in there. They were such nice people. We have lived in Cridersville since 1976. Sincerely, Tammy and Rene Jeanneret


Chris Lambert posted on 7/26/20

Sorry to hear of Ned's passing. I just remember the fun times that were shared in your parents back yard when they had their hog roast. Many good memories of both of your parents. Remember the good times, Chris Lambert


Sally Longworth posted on 7/25/20

My heart goes out to stacey an her family. Growing up in cridersville i can remember going to Meyers hardware with my dad alot. Mr Meyers always greeted everyone with a big smile. As a small community everyone knows everyone in cridersville back then. I will miss seeing mr Meyers sitting out front at his home during any event cridersville had. My family's deepest sympathy for the the Meyers family. Cridersville has lost another family member.


Bob & Billie Conner posted on 7/24/20

Greg, Jennifer, Stacey and family Billie and I are very sorry to hear of Ned's passing. He was very dedicated to the enhancement of the Village. He was a leader of projects that he believed in. He will be greatly missed. Ned and Jan was the leaders of planting the trees on Main street and enjoyed going to the yearly meetings to receive the Tree City USA award and Flag. As a kid I recall taking books of matches from the hardware to smoke and Ned caught me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


STAN WIETHOLTER posted on 7/23/20

Greg, Please extend our condolences to the entire family of Ned Myers. Stan & Pat Wietholter


Chris Garlock posted on 7/23/20

Stacey, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.


The O'Connor Family posted on 7/22/20

Cousin Ned was a solid guy, one of the handful of believers that helped my father's business venture and always a friendly/helpful person in every conversation. I hope your grief is brief and loving memories last a lifetime of your father and true American patriot! Keep the faith!


Joseph and Marilyn Garcia posted on 7/22/20

Our sincere condolences go out to all the family members of Ned Myers. He and his wife, Janice, both were such great contributors to the best little hometown, "Cridersville" ! Our 3 boys remember smiles and giggles at the "penny" candy counter picking our their favorite items. It was always great to see Ned at the annual fireman's festival, and merchants Halloween event. Their hardware business was a great asset to the community for years. Their children also took on their parents "'give back to the community" mantra. May he rest in peace. Joseph and Marilyn Garcia, Cridersville


Scott Aspinall posted on 7/22/20

My condolences to the family of Ned Myers. The obituary is a great tribute to a wonderful man, who I fondly knew as Uncle Ned. I will miss him and loved him very much. Sincerely and with love, Scott Aspinall


Tom Stinebaugh posted on 7/22/20

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Ned, but if he was anything like his son Greg, he was a wonderful man! My condolences to Greg and the Myers family.


Casey allison posted on 7/22/20

Keeping the family in thoughts an prayers . Loved the hardware store in town I can remember thanksgiving time they would give away a live Turkey that was in the store window. Loved the candy counter they had .rest in peace Ned


Robert Miller posted on 7/22/20

Ned was one of the nicest guys to work for many years ago! He always was a fun loving guy who will missed by all who knew him


Gregory Comer posted on 7/21/20

My sincere condolence to the Myers Family. Very sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Mr. Ned well, as I used to be one of those kids at the candy counter. I grew up in Cridersville, so I knew him well. He was always a kind gentleman to encounter. Had a great smile and would do anything he could to help people out. I always have admired the house close to the tracks. He will always be remembered! Thanks Mr. Ned Myers for all the good memories.