Phillip "Lane" Ewing

Birth Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 1941
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WOOSTER – Phillip “Lane” Ewing, 77, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born January 19, 1941 in Apple Creek, the son of Forest Ray and Fern Mary Wilson Ewing. He married Patricia Dilworth on October 17, 1964. She survives.

Lane attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a degree from Montana State University. He worked in the wheat breeding program at the O.A.R.D.C. in Wooster, and later as farm manager of the Agronomy department. After retiring from O.A.R.D.C., he spent time as a delivery driver for agricultural implements, a test driver for Gradall equipment, and in the shipping and packing department of the JM Smucker Co. Store in Orrville. He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Apple Creek.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Patricia, is a son, Jesse Ewing of Akron, and sisters, Lorene Meier and Rebecca Ewing-Buckner, both of Apple Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Scot Ewing, and a son, Matthew Ewing.

Lane enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses, reading Western novels, and spending time with his dog Marley.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster from 4–6:00 p.m.

Services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek with the Rev. Stephen W. Broache officiating.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ or to the Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster.

Memorial Contributions: 

St. Peters United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek, OH 44606 or the Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, Oh 44691


Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 4-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Peters United Church of Christ, 68 W. Main St., Apple Creek.


Dear Patty and Jesse: So very sorry to read about the passing of Lane. We send heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts love and prayers to you at this difficult time. God Bless. Our prayers and love will continue to be with you in the days to come. Marge & Keri 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Dear Pat, Jesse and Chelsea: Holding you all in prayer as you go through these next difficult days. I hope you will find some consolation in knowing that Lane's (Dad's) spirit is now with his parents, with his other son,Matthew; and with his brother-in-law, Tim , all of whom have entered Eternal life. Remember that you are not alone. God reaches out to you to bring comfort through the love and concern of relatives,friends and those others around you who offer their sympathy and help. Accept that help as it is God's gift to you. Love to you all...your sister-in-law, Carole

Patty and Jesse, Bill and I want to express our sympathy. Bill and Lisa Bardall

Lane was a life-long friend. I was told that we were "introduced" at age three at his Grand-Parents farm which bordered my Parents farm East of Apple Creek. Lane's appreciation of nature, which continued throughout his life, was apparent to me during our pre-school "exploring" expeditions. We attended Wayndale and during a couple of Summers worked as a forage harvester team at the dairy farm at OARDC. We exchanged visits between Alberta, Canada and Montana during the 1960s, including a very snowy weekend in Yellowstone Park. Over the past 40 years Lane and I almost always spent a bit of time, as if it was yesterday, when I visited Ohio. This is a rare relationship to.have with a person ver 75 years. Lane was a lifetime friend. I will miss him greatly!

Johanne and I wish to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. We are thinking of you.

Dear Patti~ We were sorry to hear of Lane's passing. He was a great help to Victoria in her times of need. Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your dear husband. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

Dear Patti and family ~ I am so very sorry to hear of Lane's passing. He was a wonderful man and a great friend to my uncle Skip. He will be missed.

Pat, my family sincerely extends our condolences to you for this great loss. If I can be of any to you please call me.

Patty, I'm so saddened to hear of the death of your husband. I know you will miss him terribly. My thoughts are with you and your family in your grief.

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