Reverend Ralph F. Wolford

Age: 93
Born: September 29, 1924
Died: February 22, 2018

Obituary

Reverend Ralph F. Wolford, 93, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away peacefully and went home to be in the arms of his Lord and Savior on February 22, 2018.  He was born on September 29, 1924 in Wyandot County, Ohio to Chesley and Bertha (Winegardner) Wolford.  Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary (McBride) Wolford, whom he married on June 10, 1945.  They enjoyed 72 years together nurturing their loving family and serving God.  Ralph never met a stranger and could not be found without a smile on his face.  He impacted so many people through the years of his ministry in various churches in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Ralph was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law Faye (Harold) Rickenbacher and Mildred (Gerald) Ulrich.  In addition to his devoted wife, Ralph is survived by his loving children Joyce (Bob) Zimmerman, Dennis (Christine) Wolford, and Lori (Chris) Phillips.  He is also survived by his dear grandchildren Beth Anne (Ryan) LeBeau, Ryan (Heidi) Zimmerman, Jeff (Jackie) Wolford, Tim (Rachel) Wolford, Melissa and Nicholas Phillips and precious great-grandchildren Landon and Kenedi LeBeau, Bailey, Joel, and Reese Zimmerman, and Alyssa, Kiersten, Luke, and Avery Wolford, several nieces and nephews and close family friend Jackie Phillips.  

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45223.  A brief visitation will also be held on Monday March 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45249.  The procession will immediately follow the service to the Washington Cemetery, 1741 Washington Ave. Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or memorial donations can be made in Ralph’s honor to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Cincinnati.  Online condolences can be left at www.SpringGrove.org

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Sunday, March 04, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Additional Info: 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

Second Visitation

Location: Montgomery Community Church
Date: Monday, March 05, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Additional Info: Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

Memorial Service

Location: Montgomery Community Church
Date: Monday, March 05, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Additional Info: Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

Interment

Location: Washington Cemetery
Date: Monday, March 05, 2018
Additional Info: Washington Cemetery, 1741 Washington Ave, Washington Court House Ohio, 43160

Reverend Ralph F. Wolford

Age: 93
Born: September 29, 1924
Died: February 22, 2018
  • Judy and Mike Houser
    Relationship: niece

    We want to express our love and sympathy to Aunt Rosemary and all the family. Uncle Ralph was a Godly man and he touched so many lives through his many years of ministry. Enjoyed our many talks. He always had a smile on his face. He was such a caring man. Mike so enjoyed their many conversations about 'lawn care'. My last living uncle has now passed to be with his Heavenly Father. Will miss him a lot. Love: Judy and Mike

  • Joan Arnold
    Relationship: Friend of Beth Anne

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you and your family

  • Joe & Donette Budicak
    Relationship: friends

    Dear Dennis, Donette and I just wanted to extend our condolences on the loss of your father. You are fortunate to have had him in your life for so long . From the obituary I can tell he must have been a great person. Again, we are sorry

  • Dr. Deryl Gulliford
    Relationship: Member of Pastor's C

    I came to know Jesus Christ through the teachings of Rev. Wolford at a tiny Baptist church in Green Camp, Ohio. He had a great, positive way of looking at life. He clearly loved his work, and he delivered the Word of God with passion. He lived his own life with integrity. The most influential people in my life have been my parents, my Grandfather and Rev. Wolford. Pastor did so much good on this earth. I was sad to hear of his passing, but I know exactly where he resides today. Dr. Gulliford

Reverend Ralph F. Wolford

Reverend Ralph F. Wolford

Age: 93
Born: September 29, 1924
Died: February 22, 2018