Ruth A. Elliott, William David Lutz, Harper Marie Rudolph

Ruth A. Elliott

Ruth A. Elliott, 93, of Vincennes, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1926 in Pike County to Ira and Bertha (Borders) Coleman. Ruth had worked at Hill’s Department Store and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in which she was very active in. Ruth also enjoyed playing bridge.

Surviving are her children, Jay Elliott of Vincennes and Beth Toepfer and her husband, Bruce, of High Point, North Carolina; her sister, Barbara Whitehouse of Patoka; her grandchildren, Brittnay Hall and her husband, Jason, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina and Aaron Toepfer of High Point; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan Elliott, who she married on Jan. 27, 1946 and who preceded her on July 11, 1991; and a brother, Sammie Lee Coleman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Rev. Matt Swisher officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh cemetery in Hazleton. Visitation will be 10 a.m.am until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ruth Elliott.

William David Lutz

William David “Bill” Lutz, 95, of Terre Haute, entered into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

Bill was born on Oct. 24, 1924 in Terre Haute to William E. Lutz and Frances E. (Horn) Lutz. He attended and graduated from Wiley High School and Indiana State Teacher’s College. During his working years, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, U.S. Postal Service, and the Social Security Administration, from which he retired. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from December 1948 to December 1949 and again from September 1950 to November 1951. During the Korean War he served in the 176th Artillery Division and took part in the landing at Inchon and supported 1st Republic of Korea Infantry Division. He received the Korean Service Ribbon with two bronze service stars for his service, and was discharged with the rank of tech sergeant.

After leaving the military, Bill married Beverly M. Huppert in 1952 and fathered three children; David was born 1953, and twins Rebecca Ann and Mary Beth in 1954. Bill loved spending time with his family and church and had a very strong passion for music, especially classical and the pipe organ. He was also an avid photographer, capturing many special family and community moments. He also was a big fan of the Indiana State University Lady Sycamores basketball team..

Surviving are daughters Rebecca Creasey and her husband, Carl,  Mary Beth Mowrey and her husband, Phil; his grandchildren, Jacob Wright and his wife, Melissa, David Wright and his fiancée, Phoebe, Hannah Mowrey and her life partner, Raphael, Sarah Bigham and her husband, Jon, Michael Lutz, and Aaron Lutz; and his great-grandchildren, Alex Bigham, Michael Contreras, Ava Wright, and Jaxon Wright.

Bill was preceded in death by wife, Beverly, and his son, David.

The family extends their thanks and gratitude for the kindness and compassion of his many caregivers in his final days.

Cremation is scheduled. A memorial/remembrance celebration of life will be Saturday at Greiner Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the services at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Memorial Methodist Church Choral Music Library, or any charity of your choice.

Harper Marie Rudolph

Harper Marie Rudolph was born on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital to Alex Rudolph Jr. and Anna (Stanley) Rudolph At the young age of two days she entered heaven on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

Surviving are her parents, Alex Rudolph Jr. and Anna (Stanley) Rudolph of Vincennes; her grandparents, William and Angela Stanley and Alex and Joyce Rudolph; and her great-grandparents, John Stanley, Diane Thompson, and Adria and Bud Reas, William Holloway, Elsie Holloway, and Judy and Art Wheatley; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Katie Holloway, Robert Rudolph, Ann Stanley, and Galion Leighty.

A Celebration of Harper’s Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Alex Rudolph officiating.Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Harper Rudolph.

FUNERALS

Jordan, Norma Louise, died Nov. 24. Services: 1 p.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave. Visitation: 2-5 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the church. Memorials: Compassion International.

Mize, Mary Jewel, died Dec. 6. Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Stewart, Esther E., died Dec. 8. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and on 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

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