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Robert Ainsworth

September 21, 1939 — July 28, 2020

Robert B. Ainsworth, 80, born and raised in Van Wert Ohio, died in hospice at Vancrest, on July 28, 2020, after a long arduous battle caused by multiple strokes. Robert was born on September 21, 1939, to the late Basil O. Ainsworth and Edith M. Etts Ainsworth. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Deb. his brother, Nolan and sister Margaret. Robert is survived by his daughter, Kelly L. Ainsworth of Virginia, sister Martha (Walter) Bashore of North Carolina, a step-son, Jon Ferris of Arizona and Jon's three children. Additionally, Bob was the beloved uncle of four nieces, and a nephew.

Bob was a proud Army veteran and served in Germany as a courier. He often counted his years in the military as some of the best in his life. Bob was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Forty and Eight, the VFW, Elk's Lodge, the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He was raised in a loving Christian family and attended Bethel United Methodist Church with his wife.

Robert will be buried privately next to his wife, Deb Poe Ainsworth in Woodland Cemetery. A memorial will be held in North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's memory may be sent to the American Stroke Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

To share in Robert's online memorial, please visit www.aspachgearhart.com .

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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