Ralph Eugene Deems, age 92 of Four Seasons, MO passed away Wednesday February 6, 2013 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Ralph was born January 12, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Herbert and Metta Deems.
Ralph was married on March 16, 1941, in Columbus Ohio to Maryann Bunner who preceded him in death on September 17, 1995.
Ralph was later married to Wilma Paulie on April 2, 2000 in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.
He attended Ohio State University and received a degree in business. After college he worked as a cost accountant for Borden’s Dairy and Ice Cream in Columbus from 1941-1943. He was then hired as the Assistant Chief Cost Accountant for the International Stacey Corp, from 1943 until 1945. In 1945 he became the chief Accountant and office Manager for the Universal Concrete and Pipe Company of Columbus. In March 1947 Ralph moved his family to Galton, Ohio where he worked for Peabody International Corporation, a company based in Stamford, Connecticut, eventually he moved to Stamford in order to serve as the Vice President and Treasures of the company and retired in May of 1985 after 38 years with the company.
In 1992 he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in order to be closer to his daughter and family.
Ralph served on the Hospital Board in Galton, Ohio, was a board member of First Federal Savings and Loan and was involved in the planning and construction of an YMCS. Ralph was a major donor to Lake Regional Health System as well as giving many hours of Volunteer Service.
Ralph was an avid golfer and model railroader.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and first wife.
He is survived by his daughter Barbara Gislason and husband Robert of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, three grandchildren David Gryte and his wife Louise of Avendale, PA, Kristen Clemons and her husband Jeromy, of Grain Valley, Missouri Kristofer Gryte of Oxford, England, three Great grandchildren; Charlie Gryte, Sidney Clemons and Cade Clemons. Also surviving is his wife Wilma and her family, Terri Curran and her husband Doug, Steve Schmidt, David Schmidt and Nancy Hinds and her husband Russ and their children.
Services will be Saturday February 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hedges- Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. Family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 till time of service.
Entombment will be in the Praying Hands mausoleum at the Lake Memorial Gardens in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Memorials may be given to Lake Regional Health System Foundation.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.