June 14, 1925 ‒ January 03, 2017
MANSFIELD: June Winifred (Padgett) Ford, a longtime Mansfield resident, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She was 91.
She was born on June 14, 1925, in Cambridge, Ohio, to George and Bernice (Vance) Padgett. On May 9, 1947, she married Wilbur Ford in Akron, Ohio, and he died on July 27, 2000.
Mrs. Ford was a homemaker. She loved to knit, sew, do fine needlework, and make crafts, which she often took to sales at area craft shows. She was especially known for her nylon scrubbers. She continued knitting and sewing even after developing blindness while she was in her sixties.
Mrs. Ford was a member of Ridgeway First Church of God, where she served in multiple capacities for many years including as church treasurer and in the children’s ministry. She was also active in the church and state’s WCSC women’s ministry. She and the WCSC had a booth, selling crafts, at the Richland County Fair for over 50 consecutive years.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Dr. Stanley) Kear, Upper Sandusky; her grandchildren, Matthew Kear, Delaware; and Mary (Cody) Jones, Upper Sandusky; and her great-grandsons, Winston Ford Jones and Oliver Jones.
Including her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Russell Padgett, Charles Padgett, and Melvyn Padgett.
Friends may call Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5 to 7:30p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7, at Ridgeway First Church of God, 1380 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, Ohio, beginning at 11 a.m. with Revs. John Dodds and David Odegard officiating. Burial will be at Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgeway First Church of God or to Gideons International.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve June’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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