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Richard P. Arter, 97

Richard P. Arter, 97, of Kidron, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at West View Healthy Living in Wooster.

He was born in Crestline on January 29, 1926 to the late Charles and Harriet (Klinkle) Arter and married Barbara M. Kenestrick on August 10, 1947.  She died March 17, 2017.
He retired in 1985 as a school teacher and had also been a farmer for many years. He was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church and a former member of the Ontario United Methodist Church.  Dick had served in the Army Air Corp from 1944 to 1946.
Dick and Barb had served in voluntary service for 3 years in Kingston, Jamaica and Akron, PA.
He is survived by children, Lynda (Gene) Lehman of Orrville, Betsey Arter of Kidron, R. Michael Arter of Lexington and Kristi Nussbaum of Dalton; 9 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jr. Nussbaum; and brothers Tom and Harry.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023at 4:30 PM at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Pastor Carl Wiebe officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the sanctuary. Family graveside services will be held in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidron Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 232, Kidron, OH 44636.


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