Ora Lee Eddins, 80, of Van Wert, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at her residence. She was born on May 09, 1942, in Lexington, KY, to her late parents, Elmer and Ora B. (Winn) James. She married David L. Eddins, who passed away June 26, 2010. Together, they shared many years of memories.
Ora was an avid bowler in her younger years. A music lover, she enjoyed singing and was a dancing queen. Not afraid to speak her mind, Ora was also outgoing, fun to be around and always made others laugh. She retired from Eaton after 25 years.
Surviving are her children: Troy Eddins of Van Wert and Nicole James-Ricker of Fort Wayne; sister, Mary Moore of Van Wert; grandchildren: Tyrell Eddins of Florida; Parker Ricker of Lima; Ariel Benton of Lima; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ora was preceded in death by her daughter, Lillie James; brothers: William, Stanley, Elmer Jr, Raymond and Clarence James; sisters: Louella Virginia Morgan, Lillie James and Parthenia Hardin.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Rev. Ted Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, 10968 Woodland Ave. Van Wert, OH 45891.
Family and friends will be received prior to the funeral on Wednesday, from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the funeral home.
For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Ora`s memory may be sent to the Dementia Society of America at
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.