The wife of Joel Lansford, who was killed in a plane crash near the Greene County Airport last month, has misplaced his wedding ring and hopes someone will find it and return it to her.
Julia Ann Lansford, 24, believes she lost the ring Feb. 4 while flying back from Texas where her husband’s body was laid to rest in a family plot.
Lansford’s friend said Julia Ann Lansford was on a Delta Airlines flight from Houston to Cincinnati, and from there she drove back to Fairborn.
Joel Lansford, 33, was killed while piloting a Cirrus SR-22 that crashed into a hillside in the early evening near the Greene County Airport.
Joel Lansford is also survived by 17-month-old identical twins Adam and Seth.
The Cedarville University graduate was an Ohio National Guard veteran and corporate pilot. At the time of his death, he was working to become a missionary helicopter pilot in Papua New Guinea.