Ronald N. Godsey

October 4, 1939September 20, 2013
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Ronald N. “Rat” Godsey, 73, of Lima, died at 3:49 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Lima, with his loving family by his side. He was born October 4, 1939, in Lima, to Claude and Phyllis Black Godsey, Sr., who preceded him in death. On June 2, 1962, he married Ruby D. Burt who survives. Mr. Godsey retired from B.P. Warehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea and the Philippines. Mr. Godsey was well known for his barbeque ribs and fried chicken. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, playing pool, watching Westerns, war movies, and his weekly shopping trips with his sisters. He was a father figure to many of his children’s friends. Also surviving are three children: Deirdre Godsey of Nevada, Jason (Michelle) Godsey and Robyn (Heath) Sunderland both of Lima; his grandchildren: Andy Schoonover, Anthony Godsey, Mariah Godsey, Xavier Godsey, Jordynn Sunderland and Michael Godsey; his siblings: Phyllis “Nita” West, Carol Owens, and Bill Godsey all of Lima, Bobby Godsey of Piqua and Claude Godsey, Jr. of Lima; and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the following siblings: Beverly Stephenson, Tommy Godsey, Sr., Alan Godsey, Sr. and Charles Godsey. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Rev. Dennis Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1275. Visitation will be on Monday, from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m., in the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of 5 South, I.C.U. and C.C.U. at Lima Memorial and the I.C.U. staff at Kindred Hospitals


  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ronald N. Godsey

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Deirdre Godsey

January 23, 2014

Missing you so much Dad...

September 24, 2013

My sympathies to the Ronald Godsey family...may God comfort you in this time of grief...Jim O'Connor, LSH'57

Debbie Schaefer

September 24, 2013

Nina and Claude, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. God bless you in this hard time. Bob and Debbie Schaefer

Jacqueline Godsey

September 23, 2013

I wish you comfort in this time of sorrow.

Paula Ramirez-Juarez

September 23, 2013

To my family: My deepest heartfelt sympathy's are being sent to you all during this time of bereavement. I know how it is to lose someone so dear but God has gained another angel! Him and daddy are together again chilling with the BBQ and jazz music!! God bless you all! I love you guys!!

Melissa Shine

September 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Ronny and Ruby use to baby sit me and was my neighbor when I was a child. From Missy Goins and family.

Patsy Spring

September 22, 2013

Robin and family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of you father.

Jeffrey McElroy

September 22, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers from the McElroy's.....
Jeff,Robin,& Hailey

Steve Combs

September 22, 2013

My sincere condolences to Ron's family. I worked with Ron at BP for many years and he was an outstanding individual.