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James G Ewing

November 6, 1932 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 86)

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James G. Ewing, 86 of Burbank, passed away on August 16, 2019 at Life Care Hospice in Wooster, surrounded by his family, following a recent fall at his home. 

He was born on November 6, 1932 to Robert W. & Dorothy D. Ewing in Wooster.  He grew up in the Wooster and Burbank areas and was a graduate of Congress High School.  He married his high school sweetheart, Martha J. Bechtel on August 15, 1953.  They had celebrated 61 years together and were blessed with five daughters before her passing in 2014.

He was a member of the Wayne Presbyterian Church.  For most of his life he was engaged in farming and carpentry work in Ohio and Georgia.  Hunting trips, traveling, reading and NASCAR Racing were his favorite past times. He loved watching his grandchildren’s school and sporting events and competing at the Wayne County Fair.  A highlight of his week was his Tuesday morning breakfast gatherings with his friends and working out at the House of Iron.  He enjoyed and spent many hours restoring heirlooms and the family farm for future generations.

His biggest passion was history, especially family history and he and Martha spent many hours and traveled miles tracking genealogy records of the Ewing family.  He loved to talk and when he met someone new, it was no surprise if he may have found a link to being related to them by the end of the conversation.

After Martha’s passing, he decided he needed to put their life’s adventures in writing and published “As the Winds Blow Over Us”.  Not yet in print is his book called “Mail Call” about family letters from the Civil War and “We Were There”, stories from early generations of his ancestors.

            Surviving him are his daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Becker, Elizabeth Cutter, Susan (Charly) Dunn, &  Melinda (John) Huber, son-in-law Floyd Cornelius, a brother, Robert B. (Helen) and grandchildren, Jackie (Brett) Ward, Stacie (Doug) Markley, Todd (Amber) Cornelius, Traci (Jason) Knuth, C.J. (Beth) Cutter, Shawn (Carina) Cutter, Kristin (Ray) Anthony, Josh (Joy) Cutter, Courtney Dunn, Jillian (Terry) Babasa, Treylen (Brittany) Huber, Haldon Huber, & Anthony Huber.  Twenty-two Great-Grandchildren, Sister-in-laws Louise (Lowell) Bowers, Florence Oldaker, Brother-in-law Jacob (Grace) Bechtel and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends complete his family.

            Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, brothers Howard and Charles, in-laws, Ward & Ruth Bechtel, his daughter Marcia, son-in-law Chuck Cutter, In-laws Christ Miller, Richard & Janet Bechtel and special friends Doyle Hines and Charles Fair.

 

 

            Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Wayne Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob Meyer officiating.  Burial will be at the Ewing Family Cemetery, Burbank, Ohio.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the services on Monday at Wayne Presbyterian Church.  Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem is assisting the family. Those who wish to share a memory or make an online condolence may do so by visiting mattesonfh.com

            In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH  44691 and Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

            “Let us not only remember the past and its required sacrifice, let us also remember that we are responsible to build a legacy for the generations which follow us”  Thomas S Monson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James G. Ewing, 86 of Burbank, passed away on August 16, 2019 at Life Care Hospice in Wooster, surrounded by his family, following a recent fall at his home. 

He was born on November 6, 1932 to Robert W. & Dorothy D. Ewing in Wooster.  He grew up in the Wooster and Burbank areas and was a graduate of Congress High School.  He married his high school sweetheart, Martha J. Bechtel on August 15, 1953.  They had celebrated 61 years together and were blessed with five daughters before her passing in 2014.

He was a member of the Wayne Presbyterian Church.  For most of his life he was engaged in farming and carpentry work in Ohio and Georgia.  Hunting trips, traveling, reading and NASCAR Racing were his favorite past times. He loved watching his grandchildren’s school and sporting events and competing at the Wayne County Fair.  A highlight of his week was his Tuesday morning breakfast gatherings with his friends and working out at the House of Iron.  He enjoyed and spent many hours restoring heirlooms and the family farm for future generations.

His biggest passion was history, especially family history and he and Martha spent many hours and traveled miles tracking genealogy records of the Ewing family.  He loved to talk and when he met someone new, it was no surprise if he may have found a link to being related to them by the end of the conversation.

After Martha’s passing, he decided he needed to put their life’s adventures in writing and published “As the Winds Blow Over Us”.  Not yet in print is his book called “Mail Call” about family letters from the Civil War and “We Were There”, stories from early generations of his ancestors.

            Surviving him are his daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Becker, Elizabeth Cutter, Susan (Charly) Dunn, &  Melinda (John) Huber, son-in-law Floyd Cornelius, a brother, Robert B. (Helen) and grandchildren, Jackie (Brett) Ward, Stacie (Doug) Markley, Todd (Amber) Cornelius, Traci (Jason) Knuth, C.J. (Beth) Cutter, Shawn (Carina) Cutter, Kristin (Ray) Anthony, Josh (Joy) Cutter, Courtney Dunn, Jillian (Terry) Babasa, Treylen (Brittany) Huber, Haldon Huber, & Anthony Huber.  Twenty-two Great-Grandchildren, Sister-in-laws Louise (Lowell) Bowers, Florence Oldaker, Brother-in-law Jacob (Grace) Bechtel and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends complete his family.

            Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, brothers Howard and Charles, in-laws, Ward & Ruth Bechtel, his daughter Marcia, son-in-law Chuck Cutter, In-laws Christ Miller, Richard & Janet Bechtel and special friends Doyle Hines and Charles Fair.

 

 

            Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Wayne Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob Meyer officiating.  Burial will be at the Ewing Family Cemetery, Burbank, Ohio.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the services on Monday at Wayne Presbyterian Church.  Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem is assisting the family. Those who wish to share a memory or make an online condolence may do so by visiting mattesonfh.com

            In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH  44691 and Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

            “Let us not only remember the past and its required sacrifice, let us also remember that we are responsible to build a legacy for the generations which follow us”  Thomas S Monson

 

 

 

 

 

James G. Ewing, 86 of Burbank, passed away on August 16, 2019 at Life Care Hospice in Wooster, surrounded by his family, following a recent fall at his home. 

He was born on November 6, 1932 to Robert W. & Dorothy D. Ewing in Wooster.  He grew up in the Wooster and Burbank areas and was a graduate of Congress High School.  He married his high school sweetheart, Martha J. Bechtel on August 15, 1953.  They had celebrated 61 years together and were blessed with five daughters before her passing in 2014.

He was a member of the Wayne Presbyterian Church.  For most of his life he was engaged in farming and carpentry work in Ohio and Georgia.  Hunting trips, traveling, reading and NASCAR Racing were his favorite past times. He loved watching his grandchildren’s school and sporting events and competing at the Wayne County Fair.  A highlight of his week was his Tuesday morning breakfast gatherings with his friends and working out at the House of Iron.  He enjoyed and spent many hours restoring heirlooms and the family farm for future generations.

His biggest passion was history, especially family history and he and Martha spent many hours and traveled miles tracking genealogy records of the Ewing family.  He loved to talk and when he met someone new, it was no surprise if he may have found a link to being related to them by the end of the conversation.

After Martha’s passing, he decided he needed to put their life’s adventures in writing and published “As the Winds Blow Over Us”.  Not yet in print is his book called “Mail Call” about family letters from the Civil War and “We Were There”, stories from early generations of his ancestors.

            Surviving him are his daughters, Cheryl (Dan) Becker, Elizabeth Cutter, Susan (Charly) Dunn, &  Melinda (John) Huber, son-in-law Floyd Cornelius, a brother, Robert B. (Helen) and grandchildren, Jackie (Brett) Ward, Stacie (Doug) Markley, Todd (Amber) Cornelius, Traci (Jason) Knuth, C.J. (Beth) Cutter, Shawn (Carina) Cutter, Kristin (Ray) Anthony, Josh (Joy) Cutter, Courtney Dunn, Jillian (Terry) Babasa, Treylen (Brittany) Huber, Haldon Huber, & Anthony Huber.  Twenty-two Great-Grandchildren, Sister-in-laws Louise (Lowell) Bowers, Florence Oldaker, Brother-in-law Jacob (Grace) Bechtel and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends complete his family.

            Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, brothers Howard and Charles, in-laws, Ward & Ruth Bechtel, his daughter Marcia, son-in-law Chuck Cutter, In-laws Christ Miller, Richard & Janet Bechtel and special friends Doyle Hines and Charles Fair.

 

 

            Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Wayne Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob Meyer officiating.  Burial will be at the Ewing Family Cemetery, Burbank, Ohio.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the services on Monday at Wayne Presbyterian Church.  Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem is assisting the family. Those who wish to share a memory or make an online condolence may do so by visiting mattesonfh.com

            In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH  44691 and Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

            “Let us not only remember the past and its required sacrifice, let us also remember that we are responsible to build a legacy for the generations which follow us”  Thomas S Monson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
August 18, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wayne Presbyterian Church
7152 Burbank Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Funeral Service
Monday
August 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Wayne Presbyterian Church
7152 Burbank Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691

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