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Ralph G. Cruikshanks

Ralph G. Cruikshanks, age 85, of Belle Valley, Ohio passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 at Ohio State James Cancer Center.

He was born January 25, 1938 in Wallback, West Virginia, a son of the late Luther H. and Willa Anne Rogers-Cruikshanks.

Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, from 1955-1963. He was a retired bridge painter. He was a member of the American Legion Post 641.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Harold, Cliff, Ben, Charles, Bob and John and sisters Gloria, Kate, Marge and Sharon.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Glora Cruikshanks of Ireland, Ralph Jr. (Tabatha) Cruikshanks of Luttrell, Tennessee, and Tina Cruikshanks (John Wilkes) of Belle Valley, Ohio; his eight grandchildren, Megan Cruikshanks of Chicago, Will (Amanda) Baker of Summerfield, Ohio, Jeff Hill of Logan, Ohio, David (Marley) Hill of Athens, Ohio, Luther Cruikshanks, Gavin (Sarah) Williams of Italy, Cortnee Dingess of Columbus, Ohio, Isabella Williams (Brandon) of Maryland; along with 12 great-grandkids and three great-great grandkids, and a brother, Paul, of Georgia.



  1. Ralph Cruikshanks Jr. on September 29, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    My daughter Carerra Cruikshanks is not there. My Daughter Cortnee’s last name is spelled wrong. (Dingess ).

    • Editor on September 29, 2023 at 4:52 pm

      Sorry…I did read it very carefully to you here in the office; there is still time to fix it in the newspaper. I don’t have a phone number for you. Please let me know here, or by email at, exactly how to spell Cortnee’s last name. I’ll add Carerra Cruikshanks to the survivors. Right?

      • Glora on September 30, 2023 at 3:56 am

        My name is GLORA NOT GLORIA

        • Editor on September 30, 2023 at 9:12 am

          Thank you, and so sorry!

          • Glora on October 6, 2023 at 10:23 am

            Nope bahaha, good heavens, still no mention of my brothers daughter Carerra Cruikshanks,

          • Editor on October 6, 2023 at 10:34 am

            Glora, would you please rewrite the entire thing, and submit it to me at There have been too many cooks making this broth. 😉

        • Editor on September 30, 2023 at 9:12 am

          Thank you and so sorry about the error, and about your loss.

    • Editor on September 30, 2023 at 9:19 am

      Ok, thanks, Ralph. I think it is all correct now. (I hope!)

    • Glors on October 3, 2023 at 1:48 am


      • Editor on October 5, 2023 at 11:26 am

        I’ve changed it again, Glora…is it right, now?

  2. Lunna IsaBella Lights on September 29, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    His daughter’s name is Glora- no “I” in it. Thank you for taking the time to write about my grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

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