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February 15, 2018 • Obituaries
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Clarence “Wayne” Ralston

Wayne Ralston passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. He was born June 20, 1937 in Madison to Lily Margaret and Robert Bruce Ralston. Wayne grew up in and around Cross Plains and attended Cross Plains School from primary through secondary grades.

Outgoing and eager to please, Wayne mowed yards, helped deliver milk and later worked for the state highway department, earning money to help fund his undergraduate degree at Ball State Teacher College in Muncie. He later attended Indiana University and received a master’s degree, certifications in school administration as well as credits from doctoral coursework.

Wayne had a passion for history, music and service to others. He felt deeply and gave generously of his time to the students at schools where he worked and at his church home. At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Olean, he was Sunday school superintendent for 22 years. A strong tenor voice, he sang in barbershop quartets during his youth and was a member of the church choir. In addition to St Paul’s Lutheran Church, he regularly attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Bradenton, Florida.

His teaching and school administration career spanned 27 years and served families in Ripley County, specifically at Versailles High School, New Marion High School and South Ripley Jr. Sr. High School. While certified in history, health, athletics and drivers education, he also answered the call to teach music and English. As an administrator, he was assistant principal at South Ripley as well as athletic director. He was a fixture at school and at many extracurricular activities encompassing sports and music. He frequently transported gear and people, to include spirited cheerleaders and chaperones, between school and sports venues.

While attending school in Muncie, he and Patricia Daily were married. As husband and wife the two enjoyed nearly 60 years together. The couple’s primary resident was in Versailles but for the last 30 years they also maintained a residence in Palmetto, Florida.

He is survived by his wife and their two children Chris Ralston of Bradenton, Florida and Holly Ralston of Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren Tristan Ralston, U.S. Marine Corp., and Abbey Ralston of Bradenton; Jaime McClain and Rachel McClain, both of Huntsville; and sister Kaye Hunger of Versailles.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Olean on Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. Tribute gifts may be addressed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Olean or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Wayne’s body was bequeathed to the Indiana University School of Medicine Anatomical Education program.

Jack T. Haugh

Jack T. Haugh, 87, of Milan, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. He was born in Lincoln Park, MI on February 8, 1931, the son of Virgil and Myrtle (Heckert) Haugh. He married Barbara Ann (Berrier) Haugh May 1950; they were married 67 years.

Jack was a highly recognized builder of muzzle loading firearms from start to finish. A true craftsman to his trade, known widely for his individualism and superior locks. Jack owned his own shop in Friendship call Haughs Custom Guns.

Jack is survived by his wife: Barb Haugh; daughter: Nancy (John), Cindy (Jim), Henna (Brian) and sons: Cole (Carol) and Frank (Barb). Blessed with 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, other family and friends. Jack is preceded in death by daughter, Roxanne Keifer and siblings.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on February 15 at Akers Friendship Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating. Memorials may be made to the NMLRA or CLA. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812) 432-5480. Go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave a online condolence for the family.

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