Lloyd S. Averill

June 5, 1918October 1, 2011

Lloyd S. “Ace” Averill, beloved father and grandfather, age 93 of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Lloyd was a resident at the Inn at Fairfield Village. A retired Chief Master Sgt. with the Ohio Air National Guard 160th Air Refueling Group (Rickenbacker Air Force Base), and a retired employee of Lancaster City Schools, Lloyd served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW II as a member of the 99th Bomb Group. He was a 50 year member of the N. Canton Masonic Lodge, the Lancaster Men’s Chorus for over 30 years, Lancaster Elks and Fairfield Heritage Association. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Lloyd was an avid golfer and fisherman.

He is survived by his children: Laura (Paul) Melius, Richmond, KY, Jim (Donna) Averill, Lancaster, Nancy (Casey) McKenzie, Lexington, KY, grandchildren; Sarah and Diane Melius, Erik (Aimee) Averill, Laura Averill, Adam (Hannah) McKenzie, Seth and Kaleb McKenzie, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Ruth, sister Arlow McFadden and brother Merrill Averill.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1:00 P.M. at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Sturm officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery where the Lancaster Veteran Burial Detail will conduct graveside military rites. Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests contributions to the Lancaster Men’s Chorus Scholarship Fund, in care of E.J. Grile, 312 E. Sixth Ave., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or charity of choice.

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Marla Morgan

October 6, 2011

Averill Family: Thoughts are w/you all at this time. With Deepest Sympathy.

Ronald Harrigan

October 6, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the family. I have great memories of our time in the guard together.

Jim Kincaid

October 6, 2011

On behalf of my family and the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders I offer our condolences and sympathy for your loss.

Bobbie Baker

October 6, 2011

As a fellew veterans and the Guardmen. Ace was truly a Chief Master Sargent. He was a leader and a friend. He was a very good example for us younger kids (73). I was then anyway!!
God Bless you all as I alos remember Ace.

jane snider

October 6, 2011

Jim and Donna,,,My thoughts are with you all at this time...Lloyd and Ruth were so much fun and a treasure to know...I am sorry I could not be there but will have wonderful memories of them both...Love Jane and Doug Snider

Joseph Carr, Col, USAF (Ret)

October 6, 2011

Chief Averill was an outstanding military leader, a patriot and a gentleman. It was my privilege to serve with him in the Air Guard many years ago. My sympathy to his family.

October 6, 2011

im so sorry for your loss i took care of lloyd at the inn and he was one of my favorite residents! so sorry to hear this! my prayers are with your family!

Rich and Kristy Woods

October 5, 2011

Jim, Donna and family,
You have our thoughts and sympathy.

Jeanne Secoy

October 5, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Lloyd and Ruth were a fine couple. I played bridge with Ruth many times throughout the years and she was always a joy to be around. The memories keep us going. Take care, Jeanne Secoy

October 4, 2011

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. We know that you have many wonderful memories to cherish.
Grace to your family,
David and Karen Billman