Paul Eugene Kloes

     Paul Eugene Kloes, 95, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2022.  He was born on August 15, 1926, in Pomeroy, Ohio to the late Arthur and Gertrude Kloes.
     Paul is survived by his wife, Gloria Kloes whom he married in June 1986; a son Michael (Chelsey) Kloes; six step children, David Ray (Beth) Riggs, Mark (Jennifer) Riggs, Danny (Shelly) Riggs, Paul (Lisa) Riggs, Linda (Paul) McConnell, and Lisa (Harold) Carefoot; brother-in-law, Gordon (Mary) Atkins; four grandchildren, Peyton Kloes, Parker Kloes, Charlotte Kloes, and Corrine Kloes; many step grandchildren, Cassie Riggs, Michael Riggs, Danny Riggs, Rachel Riggs, Sam Riggs, Sarah McConnell, Jacob McConnell, Ric McConnell, Calvin Riggs, Adrianna Rigg, and Brooke Baylor; two nephews, Raymond Kloes and Jon Kloes; four nieces, Ruthann Sellers, Betty Smith, Paula McCloud, and Marianne Gatton; and many, many close friends.
     In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Nedra Jean Kloes; a daughter, Paula Jean Kloes; brothers, Karl Kloes and Raymond Kloes; and a nephew, Sidney Kloes.
     Paul graduated from Pomeroy High School.  He was drafted and left for the Great Lakes Naval training station on October 26, 1943.  He was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1946.  Paul began working after discharge in 1946 at RV Ebersbach.  In 1948 he began working at RH Rawlings & Son, where he spent 12 years working in the Parts Department.  In 1960, Paul was elected as the Meigs County Recorder before he began his most passionate and successful career at Farmers Bank and Savings Company.  Paul was employed at Farmers Bank for over 54 years, retiring on April 20, 2016.  Most of his years spent at Farmers Bank Paul was a loan officer.  In 1985 he was appointed to the Board of Directors and in 1991 was appointed as the Chairman of the Board.  Paul served in that role until his retirement in 2016.  Paul was a true banking legend and his favorite part of working at the bank was helping people.  At his last attended Farmers Bank shareholders meeting, Paul stated that “legendary Los Angeles manager, Tommy Lasorda bled Dodger Blue, but he will always bleed Farmers Bank green and white.”  Paul always said to never lose sight of what made us successful.  Paul loved his time spent at Farmers Bank and cared deeply about the employees and its customers.  Paul was a member of the Pomeroy Lions Club, a member of the American Legion (Fenny Bennett Post #39, and a 32nd degree Mason.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 6:00 pm at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio.  Visitation for family and friends will be held two hours prior (4-6:00 pm) at the funeral home.  Pallbearers are David Riggs, Mark Riggs, Danny Riggs, Paul Riggs, Paul McConnell, and Harold Carefoot.  Honorary pallbearers are Peyton and Parker Kloes.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Paul's name to the Meigs County Senior Citizens Center, 100 Blakeslee Dr, Middleport, Ohio 45760

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