Chester “Chet” Spaeth, 78, of Wilmington, Ohio and a former resident of Martinsville, Ohio went home to be with the Lord 3:00 AM, Thursday, February 6, 2014. His wife, Clara Ruth Spaeth, preceded him in death July 24, 2008. They were married October 3, 1955. Mr. Spaeth was born October 3, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Chester Hayes Spaeth Sr. and Edith Honeycutt Clem.
Mr. Spaeth retired from Dayton Progress. He was a member of the Martinsville Church of Christ. He was an avid golfer and a member of the B.P.O. Elks 797.
Mr. Spaeth is survived by a son, Ron (Lynne) Spaeth of New Vienna, Ohio; three daughters, JoAnn Crouse of Blountville, Tennessee, Diane (Dale) Hertlein of Wilmington, Ohio, and Patty (Robert) Firman of Wilmington, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, a brother, Walter Spaeth, and one grandchild, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Martinsville Church of Christ, 72 Main Street, Martinsville, Ohio with Sidney Clay officiating. Burial will be in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Martinsville Church of Christ, 72 Main Street, Martinsville, Ohio 45146.