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Ronnie L. Reuter
August 15, 1942 -- June 2, 2014
Ronnie L. Reuter - Springville
Ronnie L. Reuter, 71, of Springville, died Monday at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his 3 daughters.
Ronnie was born Aug. 15, 1942 in Bedford, the son of Don and Betty Reuter, who preceded him in death.
Ronnie retired from Ralph Rogers asphalt division, where he worked his way up from a laborer to Head of Maintenance of the 5 plants in Southern Indiana. He also helped Harry Armstrong run the farm for many years, Crulo Trucking, was the Oolitic Town Marshall and more.
His hobbies were mostly outdoors activities, including coon hunting, fishing, mowing grass, and relaxing on the back porch enjoying the many flowers and shrubs they planted, the beautiful view and watching the deer, rabbits, coons, squirrels, hummingbirds and more that we're always welcome and well fed. And a big surprise to all of us, he even bought a Harley after he retired.
He and Mary loved their long country drives which often ended with ice cream from Dairy Queen or Jiffy Treat. He was a member of the Leesville Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star. Ronnie was well known as a good old- fashioned hard worker, he was generous, he was grateful for what he had, and a great story-teller.
To his family, he was a Hero. He was someone to look up to, to count on for unconditional love, for guidance and advice. He was a combination of Clint Eastwood, Crocodile Dundee, Charles Ingles and the Fonz...because he was just that cool.
Survivors include five children, Susan Wykoff and husband Bob of Bedford, Steve Reuter and wife Cindy of Blomberg, Germany, Kim Blackwell and husband Scott of Bedford, Kerry Reuter of Florida, and Donna Alexander and husband Dan of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, Robin (Jonathon) Siebe, Brandi Wykoff, Shalin Owen, Shelby Owen, Evan (Courtney) Blackwell, Stephanie Reuter, Tyler Blackwell, Miles Alexander, Coleman Alexander, Sebastian Reuter and Pascal Kern; and four great-grandchildren, Hayden Puckett, Carson Puckett, Eden Siebe and Ezra Siebe.
Ronnie married the love of his life, Mary Reuter on May 29, 1969, and she recently passed away just 5 months ago. Life before marriage was not like those you see in the fairy tales but they made it thru all the trials and tribulations together and they truly had their "Happily Ever After". Their love was the purest, most complete love. They were soul mates, so much so that one could not last long without the other.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 am until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of
Ronnie at www.daycarter.com.
In closing, we leave you with this quote: "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice"
Ronnie was a quiet and private man, and he would have been embarrassed by all the wonderful things said here about him, but no truer words have ever been spoken. He was respected and admired and a great role model. He will be greatly missed!
Patricia A. Stultz Spoonmore - Oolitic
Patricia A. Stultz Spoonmore, 88, of Oolitic, died at 9:15 am on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.
Born September 11, 1925 in Ellettsville, she was the daughter of Floyd and Velma (Wagoner) Stultz. She married Paul Spoonmore on May 25, 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1994. She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1945 and attended the Oolitic Church of Christ.
Survivors include a brother, Donald Stultz and wife, Lenora, of Bedford; a niece, Laura Stultz Pardue of Bedford; two great nephews, Logan and Kenton Pardue of Bedford; several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, David Stultz.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be from 11 am until 2 pm on Wednesday, June 4th at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Patricia at www.daycarter.com.
Sandra Kay Lawson - Mitchell
Sandra Kay Lawson, 64, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born February 22, 1950, in Pekin, Indiana, she was the daughter of Morris and Emma Jean (Lessig) Brown. She married Ronald Lawson November 16, 1968.Sandra was a former employee of Dana Corporation and a 1968 graduate of Mitchell High School.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Lawson, Mitchell; daughter, Trena Jones, Mitchell; son, Travis Lawson, Bloomington; grandchildren, Alex and Loren Jones; sister, Carol Suits, Greenwood; brother, David Brown, Bloomington
Her parents and sister, Brenda Stuckey, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Brian Hackney, David Carr, Adam Sweet, Alex Jones, Ernie Crane and Mark Fields.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Linda Ruth Hackney - Mitchell
Linda Ruth Hackney, 70, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her residence.
Born May 15, 1944, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Delbert A. and Christine Tincher. She married Fredric Dean Hackney in 1966 and he preceded her in death June 23, 1996.
Linda was a former telephone operator and a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
Survivors include son, Brian Hackney, Orleans ; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren
Her parents; husband, Fredric Dean Hackney; son, Allan Dirrelle Hackney; daughter, Amanda Hackney; and brother, Larry Tincher, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Phi Beta Psi Sorority will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
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