George B. Rings

Born: Thu., Feb. 3, 1938
Died: Mon., May 28, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 01, 2018
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 02, 2018
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church

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George Beach Rings, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center after a hard fought battle with MS. He was the son of George E. and C. Lenore (Beach) Rings of West Unity, Ohio.  George was born on February 3, 1938 in Findlay, Ohio.  He graduated from Findlay HS in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart Betty Jane Kownatzky.

George attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a B.S. in Pharmacy. Upon moving to Williams County, he became the owner of Rings Pharmacy in 1967. He worked and grew the business with kindness and care until his retirement in 2008. George enjoyed playing tennis, fishing and traveling.  He also had his pilot’s license and enjoyed taking his family on flying trips.  

He was a member of St John’s Lutheran church in Montpelier, a past advisor with Farmers & Merchants State Bank and a long-time member of the Montpelier Library Board.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Betty; and three sons, George B (Becky) Rings of Las Vegas, Nevada, Steve (Laura) Rings of Montpelier, Ohio and David (Laura) Rings of Dublin, Ohio, seven grandchildren, Megan (Joe) Dryden, Paige (David) Cook, Hillary, Mitchell and Samuel Rings, Rebecca and Emily Rings; three great grandchildren, Hudson Dryden, Cooper and Liv Cook. George is also survived by his sister Frances A. McCarty of Albuquerque New Mexico and many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as many cherished friends.

We would like to thank the caring women from Visiting Angels for their kind support over the last few years.

Visitation for George will be on Friday, June 1st from 4-8pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  A memorial service will be held at the church Saturday at 11am with Pastor Paul Gruetter to officiate.  Private interment will be held at a later time at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or The MS Society.

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William and Eunice Dixon
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Was sorry to hear about George. Our deepest sympathy.

Joe Bohner
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
George was a good man, I always enjoyed visiting his business. Sorry he had to suffer with his illness. My deepest sympathy for his family. He will surely be missed.

Markie Repp
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Betty, Steve, Laura, & Family,
My heart grieves for you and the family. Words are hard to come by becaue there are so many things to say, but my years working at Rings were the best and working with George (and Betty) was always enjoyable. He was such a caring and kind man and full of knowledge (and stubborn, but we loved that!). There were a lot of wonderful memories that I hold very dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Keri Croft
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Sending condolences. May God Bless

Jim and Bonnie Wermer
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a wonderfully kind person and although his passing makes us sad, when we think of him it makes us smile. What a great legacy for a person to leave. Thank you, George, for being part of our lives.

   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
Sending thoughts n prayers to the family.

Jim Glendening
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
As a former sales rep for WBNO Radio in Bryan, one of my favorite customers was George Rings. He was a QUALITY PERSON!!

Debra Allman
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
My thought's and prayer's go out the the Ring's families, George will be greatly
missed. He touched many life's by giving there medication to them, or by just
saying hello when you walked into Ring's Pharmacy. So rest in peace
George. God Bless!!!!
Debra Allman

Tim Koehler
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Tim and Ellen Koehler.

Sending our deepest sympathy to Aunt Betty and family on the passing of Uncle George. He will be missed greatly and by many. We will keep you in our prayers. With Love, Tim and Ellen Koehler

Denice Sherrill clyne
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Dear Betty,

I was saddened to learn of George's passing and am sending warm and caring thoughts to you and your family. I trust that you will be supported by friends and family as you adjust to your life without his physical presence. A love like yours never dies, may the memories of your rich life together bring you joy and strength.
Warmest thoughts of condolence,
Denice Sherrill Clyne

Harry Van Wye
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.George was a great guy.
Harry Van Wye.

Cheri Blankenship (formerly Koehler)
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Dearest Aunt Betty and Family, I was so very sorry to hear of Uncle George's passing. I regret that I cannot be there to share my sympathy personally, as I am in Akron helping care for my sister as she recuperates from surgery. Please know that I am thinking of you and hope the wonderful sentiments and stories that are shared, bring you comfort. I and the boys have wonderful memories of the many warm and happy times shared in your welcoming home. May the thought that Uncle George is now free from his pain and struggles, bring you peace. Hugs to you all. Cheri, Andy and Tim

Bob Moore
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Betty and family,

Perhaps you remember me . . . have not been in touch since HS graduation, 1956. Lucy and I extend our warmest thoughts to you. I certainly have fond memories of George from all those years ago.

Wishing you the best,

Bob Moore

Joe and Mary Huston
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Dear Rings Family: We are so sad to hear of George's passing. We were planning to visit with him and Betty when we came in June for Andrew's graduation. I feel like part of the family since I was employed at Rings for 10 years. I always looked forward to my Christmas bonus and salary increases. George was a great employer and friend. He will definitely be missed.The Rings family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ida Teats, Betty & Tom Trausch
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Rings family and pharmacy in your loss. Our little community has lost a great friend ~ George will be missed. May God's promises comfort you and sustain you. Revelation 21:4

John Tinsman
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
Betty my condolences to you and your family.

John Tinsman

Dan Kerscher
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
One of my most respected customers. Never complained about his MS. Will always remember his Segway entrance into Vegas trade show. I’m sure he’s Segwaying his way in heaven.

A class man. Condolences to Betty and family. Steve, a real hero for you in your line of work. God bless.

Marty Daniel
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
Dear Rings family~ heartfelt condolences on George's passing (he'll always be Mr. Rings to me:). He helped to propel Montpelier's name to be associated with kindness, caring, and excellent community service. His contribution to his community goes on and on, what a wonderful legacy you are all carrying out. Rest in Peace Mr. Rings, may God hold your family tight in His peace and comfort.

Dave and Jackie Schiefer
   Posted Fri June 01, 2018
We were so sad to hear of George's passing. He was a great person and mentor. May the eternal light shine on him and may he rest in the peace of the Lord. Our prayers go out to all the family.

Connie & Dave Drerup
   Posted Sat June 02, 2018
Was sadden when we heard about George passing. He was such a kind man. Our sympathy to Betty and the family.

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