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Ralph W. Myers, 73, Brown County

Ralph W. Myers, 73, Brown County, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013 at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Ralph was born in Scottsville, Ky., on April 4, 1939, to 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.

Ralph retired in 1995 as a millwright for Chrysler Automotive in Indianapolis after 30 years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 685, served 10 years as a reserve deputy for the Brown County sheriff’s office 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, fishing, and Ralph was a fan of NASCAR, with his favorite driver being Dale Earnhart Jr., and a fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He was known for his great cooking, including his pork roast and fried rice.

Ralph was a loving father to Patricia Wright of Franklin and her children, Danielle 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 can be made in honor of Ralph to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

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    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
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    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
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    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road