Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

March 14, 2013

Russell C. Drudge

April 5, 1929-March 12, 2013

GOSHEN — Russell C. Drudge, 83, Goshen died Tuesday at 5:20 a.m. at Courtyard Healthcare Goshen. He was born April 5, 1929 in Elkhart to Russell LeRoy Drudge and Dorotha (Frederick) Drudge.

On Dec. 24, 1951 he married Mary Alice (Overholser) Drudge. She died on March 12, 2002.

He is survived by one daughter; Sandy Bates, Goshen; two sons, Mark Drudge, Cortez, Colo., and Michael (Susan) Drudge, Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Sharon (David) Barnett, Beebee, Ark., and Marilyn (Merritt) Culp, Wakarusa; two brothers, Paul (Shirley) Drudge, Page, Ariz., and Casey (Marilyn) Drudge, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Delbert, Larry and Forrest Drudge; and one sister, Isabelle Drake.

Russell served in the Korean War and was discharged in 1952.

He worked at Starcraft Boat for 39 years.

He was a member of Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed garden tilling on his International tractor, where he tilled over 3,000 gardens in his life. He took great pride in his garden and leaf mulch. He loved his Hereford cows and his farm.

He also enjoyed watching cattle sales on television. Russell also had a great love of bluegrass music.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service Sunday at Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Jeff Estepp and the Rev. Mark Bendes.

Burial will take place at Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Good Neighbor Food Pantry, part of First Brethren Church, New Paris.

Online condolences can be sent at rrefh.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Cleo L. Brown NAPPANEE — Cleo L. Brown, 97, died at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday at her home.On Nov. 27, 1937, she was married to Quincy Brown Jr. He died in 1986.She is survived by her children, Jerry (Lynda) Brown, Mishawaka, and Kathy (Eldon) Mikel, Nappanee.Friends may

    July 24, 2014

  • OBT GN0725 Cripe obit photo Esther I. Cripe GOSHEN — Esther I. Cripe, 99, of Ind. 15 south, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born Oct. 19, 1914 in Rockford, Ill., to Edgar and Hattie (Conklin) Hunt. On Oct. 25, 1941, she mar

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jeffery Wegener LAGRANGE — Jeffery Wegener, 53, died Tuesday at home with his family by his side. He was born in Stoughton, Wis. June 17, 1961, to Junior Wegener and Donna (Williamson) Wegener. Jeff honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1980 to

    July 24, 2014

  • Ralph A. Lewis LIGONIER — Ralph E. Lewis, 70, died Wednesday at 7:28 p.m. at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. On June 7, 1964, he married Nancy Poindexter, who survives. He is also survived by his four children, Randle (Lisa Michelle) Lewis, Modoc, Robert (

    July 24, 2014

  • Harold Richardson LIGONIER — Harold Richardson, 72, died Thursday at his home. He married Mazie Caudill Jan. 6, 1964. She died June 6, 1995. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Renee Richardson, Ligonier. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 2 to 4 and 6

    July 24, 2014

  • Ernest Alvin Rhinesmith MONGO — Ernest Alvin Rhinesmith, 82, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Della Lorraine (Bell) Rhinesmith, whom he married Aug. 10, 1951, in South Milford. Also surviving is his daughter, Rhon

    July 24, 2014

  • Tracey L. Fuller NAPPANEE — Tracey L. Fuller, 49, died of natural causes Wednesday at 7:39 a.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. She is survived by her sister, Mindy (James) Richardson, Nappanee; and grandparents, Max and Margaret Weakly, Bourbon.

    July 24, 2014

  • Audrey M. Duncan LAGRANGE — Audrey M. Duncan, 98, died Wednesday at her residence. On Dec. 18, 1943, she married David Duncan in Gloucester, England. He preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1988. She is survived by four sons, Eric (Nancy A.) Duncan of LaGrange, David (Clau

    July 24, 2014

  • OBT GN0724 Washington obit photo Gordon Lee Washington GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gordon Lee Washington, 87, died Saturday. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro. The family will receive guests immediately following the

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0724 Guyas obit photo George R. Guyas SYRACUSE — George R. Guyas, 83, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born Dec. 11, 1930 in Defiance, Ohio, to Joseph G. and Winona Marie (Gloor) Guyas. He grew up in Ohio, attended public schools there and mov

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Poll

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results