Eugene J. Ripberger, 83, of Falmouth, IN passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Rush Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 11, 1933 in Glenwood (Rush County) to Adam and Elenora Orschell Ripberger and was a graduate of New Salem High School class of 1951. After graduation he served two years in the U.S. Army. Eugene was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City.
DUBLIN – Edna “Granny” Gabbard, 93, passed away Monday evening November 14, 2016 at Henry County Hospital in New Castle. The daughter of the late Curt and Martha (Fox) Lakes, Edna was born in Jackson County, Kentucky on June 1, 1923. She moved from Kentucky to Cambridge City, Indiana in 1941 and has made her home in Dublin since 1952. Granny was a homemaker and will be missed dearly by her children and grandchildren. She had worked at Ralph’s Chuckwagon in Dublin and retired in 1983 from A.R.A. for whom she had been employed at the cafeteria in the Connersville Visteon plant.
Ruth J. Stuckey, 90, a long time Fayette County area resident, passed away November 16, 2016 in Rushville. She was born October 24, 1926 in Brookville to John & Hilda (Geis) Spaeth. Ruth was a 1944 graduate of Brookville High School & obtained her RN in 1947 from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH. She married Ernest Stuckey on November 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1992. Ruth nursed many years at Fayette Memorial Hospital and retired from Philco Ford in Connersville where she was head nurse over the entire factory.
Lewisville, IN – Phillip Douglas Smiley, 32, of Lewisville passed away at his home on November 13, 2016. Phillip was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 21, 1984. A son of military parents, Phillip lived throughout the country during his childhood. He graduated from Tri High School in Lewisville with the class of 2004. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve, Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department, and enjoyed working on cars as a hobby.