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“Marilyn, please know that you and your family are in my heart and on our minds. We would like to offer our deepest and most sincere condolences on...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Preston-Sweitzer - AL

“My deepest sympathy for your loss... ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Triplett - Pickerington

“Will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jay Lindamood - Jackson, OH

“Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Melissa Oliver - Vinton, OH

“So sorry Ray and Eric..I feel your pain ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth Gross (Brown) - Jackson, OH

“ Rosie and I had good times at the Buffington Reunions as he would tell me some dandy stories and the last 4 or 5 years we would trade some...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Victoria Mapes - wellston, OH

“you will be missed ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Cox - Wellston, OH - Friend

“Sorry for your loss Janice praying for you and family. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: linda trent - bellefontaine, OH

“Alice & families. Sorry to hear about Rosie. May god give you comfort at this time. Bill & Sandy Kisor ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Sandy Kisor - Wellston, OH

“I have no words except I am so very sorry for your loss. I saw that Trent did get down to visit with him recently. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Blume - Vero Beach, FL

“Janice, Marilyn & Gloria I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God gives you all peace and comfort in the days ahead. My prayers are with you all ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jewell Gill - Wellston, OH

“sorry for your loss i love to hear rosie tell his stories ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: joyce kisor - Wellston, OH

“May God wrap his loving arms around the family and give them peace and comfort. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Connie Davis - Hamden, OH


Ray A. "Rosie" Spearry, Sr., age 91, of Wellston, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home. He was born June 29, 1925 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Burt Leroy Spearry and Mabel Claire Buffington Spearry. Rosie was a former coal miner for Walton Coal Company and was also a former employee of RJ Reynolds and Pillsbury. He was a member of the Community Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union in Wellston and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Rosie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice E. Marquis Spearry; children, Mike Barnhill (Tonda) of Washington, CH, Marilyn Kay Hall (Orman) of Lancaster, Gloria Jean Wittkamp of Wellston, Janice Elaine Fout of Wellston, Ray Alva Spearry, Jr. of Wellston and Robert Eric Spearry (Tina) of Jackson, as well as 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rosie, the last of his siblings, was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters, Elwin Spearry, Leroy Spearry, Carlene Spearry, Ann Lambert, Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Davis, Erma Leach and Faye Dempsey; and 2 great-grandchildren, Mason Spearry and Jonah Barnhill. Calling hours will be Monday from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will begin at 7 P.M. with Chaplain JD Stevens officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.

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