Richard J. Tingley, age 86 of Lima, died at 6:10 a.m., Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Otterbein-Cridersville Skilled Nursing. He was born April 15, 1923 in Mercer County, Ohio. He is the son of Joseph and Kathryn Prichard Tingley. Both parents are deceased. On May 27, 1959 he married Llewellyn V. Miller, who died March 18, 2004.
Survivors include a step son – Gary Lynn (Marie) Binkley of Santee, California; 2 step grandchildren; and a close friend Donna Shadley of Alger, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by a sister – A. Kay Lusk.
Mr. Tingley was a retired Industrial Sales Representative from West Ohio Natural Gas Company. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima; a life member of BPO Elks #54 of Lima; and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #370 of Lima.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Allen County Humane Society or Trinity United Methodist Church.