Obituaries

Ralph Smeed : April 18, 1926 – May 19, 2022

Ralph Smeed, 96, a longtime Springfield businessman died on May 19, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by four of his children. 

Ralph was born April 18, 1926, in the Eugene, Ore. home he grew up in. His parents, Ethel and Herbert Smeed had three children by the time Ralph was born, and one more daughter, Dorothy Smeed-Cramer, was born six years later. Ralph is survived by his sister Dorothy Smeed-Cramer and his children (Susan, Sally, Monty, Samantha and Sandy), nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends . . .

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