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L. Edward Fortney

April 4, 1929 September 19, 2018
L. Edward Fortney
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Obituary for L. Edward Fortney

L. Edward Fortney, 89, of Attica, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at The Willows in Bellevue.

Edward was born April 4, 1929, in Attica, to Lloyd E. and Elizabeth (Berger) Fortney. He Married Rebecca A. Chenault on June 2, 1951, in Memphis, Tenn., and she preceded him in death on May 24, 2011.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Mary) Fortney of Attica, Mark (Elaine) Fortney of New Washington, two daughters, Peggy (Larry) Beck of Bellevue, and Nancy (Rodney) Watson of Republic, fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, a sister, Anna Mary Smythe of Monroeville ,and life-long friend, Norma Enders of Attica.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Elvin, Orrie, Ralph, Glenn Fortney, and an infant brother, three sisters, Bernice Shontz, Audrey Meredith, and Nellie Ruth Diehl.

He retired in 1991 from Pioneer Rubber Co. in Attica, as a plant supervisor. He attended the Union Pisgah United Methodist Church Attica, a 1948 graduate of Attica High school, a U S Air Force Korean Conflict veteran, serving as a flight engineer, a member and past commander of the Attica American Legion Post #260. U S Trotting Association, the Ohio Harness Horseman Association, and a harness horseman, for 65 years as an owner, trainer, and driver, and a little league baseball coach.

Visitation for family and friends will be 10-11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR. 19 Bloomville.

A memorial service for Edward will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the funeral home, with Pastor Pete Bellamy officiating. The Attica American Legion Post #260 will conduct military honors following the memorial service at the funeral home

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ohio Harness Horseman Assoc., Attica American Legion #260, and the Attica Senior Fair Board..


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