Saturday, March 21, 2009
Obituary: Ralph Wendall Inman
Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
Ralph Wendall Inman, the third son of Edward and Cleo (Norris) Inman, was born October 10, 1922, southeast of Seymour. He passed away March 30, 2005, at his home in Seymour. He attended the Farmer Country School near Numa and graduated from Seymour High School.
Ralph Wendall Inman
Except for two years in northern Iowa working as a union carpenter, he spent most of his life in Appanoose and Wayne Counties. Farming was his life. He never lost his love of animals, especially Hereford cattle and horses, from the pony he had at age five to the saddle horse, Ginger, he had until he quit farming in 1995.
On October 12, 1947, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Rupalo at the Jerome Methodist Church. They had 57 happy years together.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Dennis and wife, Debbie, of Seymour; daughter, Diane Brozovich and husband, Jeff, of Tracy; three granddaughters, Angela Laughlin and husband, Greg, of Ames, Jill and Heather Inman of Seymour; and grandson, Daniel Brozovich of Tracy. He also leaves two brothers, Kenneth and wife, Wanda, of Spring Hill, Kans., and Donald and wife, Judy, of Bonner Springs, Kans.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Lazelle, Byron, Milford and Arthur.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2, 2005, from the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with Pastor Vickie Steffes officiating. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "One Day at a Time" with Milton Albertson, soloist, and Mary Parker, pianist. Bearers were Duane Rupalo, Randy Rupalo, Greg Laughlin, Jeff Brozovich, Daniel Brozovich and David
McElvain. Honor bearers were Harold Swan and Kenneth Swan. Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Jerome Cemetery or Hospice of Central Iowa.
Ralph Wendall Inman and Carolyn J. Rupalo
Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank everyone for the kindness bestowed on us at the loss of our husband, dad and grandpa; the prayers, calls, cards, flowers and food; the memorial contributions, those "angels," the hospice girls; Pastor Vickie and the staff of Randolph Funeral Home. We will never forget. God bless.
--The Family of Wendall Inman
The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal by Richard Inman of Hamilton, Ohio, of the obituary with picture and funeral program above.