Chester A Alspaugh

Chester A. Alspaugh Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 February 2010

Chester A. Alspaugh, 92, of Rushsylvania, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born in Fairfield County, Rushcreek Township, near Lancaster, on May 5, 1917, a son of the late Alta L. and Loretta Milligan Alspaugh.

On Aug. 23, 1937, he married the former Helen L. Harshbarger in Winchester, Ind., and she preceded him in death Nov. 9, 2004. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Raymond, Loren “Larry” and Anson “Bud”; sisters, Ruby Cummins and Charlotte Grant; granddaughter, Mollie Shields; and son-in-law, Richard Shoffner.

Survivors include his daughters, Loretta Ann (Dan) LeVan, Carol Darlene Shields and Sandra Lee Shoffner, all of Bellefontaine; sister, Marcella Neeld; sisters-in-law, Ruth Alspaugh and Juanita “Dolly” Harshbarger, all of Bellefontaine; 16 grandchildren and their spouses; 42 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a lifetime farmer, and had worked for the railroad and was also a crane operator. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Bellefontaine. He always said “I’m a wealthy man, I’m rich in family.” He enjoyed fishing, tractor pulling, coon hunting and his “toys.” He was known around town as the “Candy Man”.

Pastor Fred Clogg and the Rev. A.W. Purdin conduct a funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial is in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Brethren Building Fund. Express condolences at


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