LISBON - Kenneth C. Eardley, 94, formerly of state Route 45, died at 5:25 pm, Wednesday at the St. Mary's Alzheimer Center in Columbiana.
Mr. Eardley was born Sept. 3, 1918 in East Liverpool, a son of the late Fred and Ethel (Crawford) Eardley.
He worked as a funeral director at many funeral homes throughout Ohio, including Fisher Funeral Home, Dawson Funeral Home, Adams Funeral Home, Marker and Keller Funeral Home, Jamieson Funeral Home, and the Eells-Leggett Funeral Home, where he retired in 2001.
A WW II Army veteran, Mr. Eardley was a member of the Elks Lodge in East Liverpool, former member of the Lisbon VFW Post 4111 and the American Legion in East Liverpool.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Eardley, and his second wife, Rosemary E. Eardley.
Mr. Eardley is survived by his daughters, Janice (Dann) Forsythe of East Liverpool, Judy (Doug) Britton of Blairsville, Ga., Susan Eardley of Englewood, Fla. and Sandy (Marc) Hice of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Dr. Jack Eardley of Lexington, Ky.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Tri-State Burial Group.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family also suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org
Friends may view a memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.