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Obituary: Ralph W. Myers, Brown County

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Ralph W. Myers

Ralph W. Myers, age 73, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013, at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Brown County.

Ralph was born in Scottsville, Ky., on April 4, 1939, to his parents, the late Owen B. and Jewell (Terrell) Myers. He was a 1957 graduate of Beech Grove High School and went on to serve as a Sergeant with the United State Army. After serving his country, Ralph married Karen S. (Toler) in Beech Grove on Oct. 28, 1961. She lovingly survives after 51 years.

He retired in 1995 as a millwright for Chrysler Automotive in Indianapolis after 30 years of service. Ralph was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 685, served 10 years on the Brown County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve deputy and also served 15 years as a member of the Fruitdale Fire Department. After retirement, Ralph enjoyed boating with his family at Lake Monroe and was a member of the Power Squadron Boating Club in Bloomington.

He also enjoyed traveling, raising horses and fishing. Ralph was a fan of NASCAR with his favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt Jr. He was also a fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He was known for his great cooking and his pork roast and fried rice.

Ralph was the loving father to Patricia Wright of Franklin and her children, Danielle Sullivan and Ryan Sullivan, both of Franklin. He will be remembered by his sister, Sue (Joe) Brown of Indianapolis; brother, Larry (Carolyn) Myers of Indianapolis and his great granddaughter, Avery Jewel Sullivan of Franklin.

Ralph was preceded in death by two brothers, James O. Myers (infant) and Kenneth E. Myers.

Ralph’s wishes were to be cremated with a private family burial at sea.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ralph to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210 Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Condolences to the Myers family can be made at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: (812) 597-4670

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