Richard O. Brown age 82, of Cloverdale died 10:30 p. m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at VanWert Inpatient Hospice. He was born Jan. 2, 1930 in Lima to Robert Oliver and Martha Jane Bollinger Brown who preceded him in death. He married Janet Wieging June 19, 1981 and she preceded him in death Nov. 2005.
Mr. Brown had been a member of V. F. W. Post 3740, Ottoville and American Legion Post 888, Ft. Jennings having served in the U. S. Army during Korea. He was also a member of Eagles Lodge Arie 471 of Delphos, U. A. W. Local 1331, Van Wert and the Putnam County Historical Society.
Survivors include 3 sons: Michael (Brenda) Ricker of Delphos, Mark (Becky) Ricker of Ottoville and Gary Brown of Urbana, 11 daughters: Julia (Keith) Kleman of Venedocia, Kathy (Wayne) Risner and Laura (Philip) Johnson both of Grover Hill, Margaret (Michael) Pavel of Van Wert, Deanna (Chris Vonderau) Jewell of Convoy, Elaine (Chuck) Metcalfe and Amy (David) Zalar both of Delphos, Malinda Ricker of Van Wert, Linda (David) Neth of Lima, Robin (Jeff) McGinnis of Westminster and Kelly (David) Butler of Lima, 2 brothers: Fred Brown and Jim (Marlene) Brown and a sister: Karen (Larry) Henchen and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons: David & Timothy Ricker.
Memorial contributions may be given to Community Health Services Hospice of Delphos.
Per his request no public services will be held.
Arrangements by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville