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Ronald Lesslie Stith

January 17, 1945 ~ October 27, 2019 (age 74)

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Ronald L. Stith, 75, of Beaver Island passed away unexpectedly October 27, 2019 on Beaver Island, MI. 

Ron was born January 17, 1945 in Cheltenham, England to Lesslie K. Stith and Olive M. Attwood. 

He graduated from Ball State with a masters in education, Cum Laude.  He was a public-school teacher for many years. 

After retiring from teaching, he moved to Beaver Island, MI where he lived for over 17 years. 

Ronald was a proud Veteran of the United States Army National Guard.  He was active in the local AMVETS, helped to coach the high school basketball team and was involved in many activities.  Ron always had that Indiana smile and a hand to help.  He was an avid golfer and loved all things college football. 

Ron is survived by his wife Karen Whitecraft Stith, daughter Melissa Wells, son David Stith, brother Reginald Stith, a sister, and grandchildren. 

A private service will be held at his family plot in Indiana.

Arrangements have been handled by the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. 

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