Eathern Ingram, 74, of 168 E. Main St., died at 1:15 a.m. Friday in the Cleveland Clinic after an extended illness.
He was born July 18, 1912, in Frenchburg, Kentucky, and was the son of John Miles and Myrtle (Staton) Ingram. He had been a Shelby resident for 49 years.
Mr. Ingram was employed as a security guard for 13 years at the former Wilkins Airforce Depot and for 17 years at Northern Electric in Galion, from where he retired in 1977. He was a member of the Shelby Country Club, Richland County Scottish Rite, Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Royal Arch Masons, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. He attended the First Church of Nazarene in Shelby and was an Army Airforce veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Venus (Prater) Ingram whom he married December 24, 1941; two daughters: Mrs. Charles E. (Laverne) Piatt of Springfield Township, and Mrs. Lorna Alfrey of Frenchburg, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four brothers: Seebert Ingram of Shelby, Ray Ingram of Crestline, Arthur Ingram of Canal Winchester and Walter F. Ingram of Fairborn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bertis Ingram.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. William Medley, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial expressions may be made to the Kidney Foundation in Mansfield and left at the funeral home.