Joe L. Price

Written by on April 22, 2019

Joe L. Price age 76, of Mt. Blanchard, died on Sunday April 21, 2019 under Bridge Hospice Care in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.


He was born on December 17, 1942 to the late Roy R. “Dick” Price and Margaret C. (Secrist) Price who survives in Arlington.  He married Elaine Hickle on August 25, 1962 at Wharton Methodist Church and she survives in Mt. Blanchard.  He is also survived by his daughters Rochelle (Jayson) Brake, Golden, Colorado, Carla Vanden Bosch, Arlington, Melanie (Kyle) Halcomb, Mt. Blanchard,  grandchildren Victoria (Ryan) Dolan, Columbus, Celine Brake, Cincinnati, Morgan (Mikael) Deeter, Findlay, Kyndra Halcomb, Mt. Blanchard, Justine VanAtta, Mt. Blanchard, Austin Vanden Bosch, Arlington, and Bryanna Vanden Bosch, Arlington, brothers Jon (Patricia) Price, Mt. Blanchard and Billy (Ruth Ann) Price, Wharton, and sisters Sue (Robert) Wigle, Wharton and Iris (Larry) McCloud, Dunkirk.  Joe is preceded in death by by his son-in-law James Vanden Bosch.


Joe was a 1960 graduate of Wharton High School.  He was a life long grain farmer and the owner and operator of Hickle Pony Rides.  He was also a member of the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time at his sugar camp and making maple syrup.  Joe’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, playing cards and attending all of his children and grandchildren activities.


Visitation will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday April 25, 2019 at Clark Shields Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday April 26, 2019 at the funeral home with officiating by Pastor Rex Roth.  Internment to follow at Wharton Richland Union Cemetery, Wharton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church, the Riverdale Athletic Boosters or Cancer Patient Services in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843.  To share a memory or send a condolence please visit

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