Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wayne Ora Rash, 1904-1986
Daily Iowegian - November 1986
Wayne Ora Rash was born April 24, 1904 in Newtown, Missouri, the son of Albert and Ida (Thomas) Rash. He was one of a family of 14 children.
He departed this life November 23, 1986 at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 29 days at the Corydon Care Center where he had made his home for the past 16 months.
Wayne was united in marriage to Mary Rotisky May 13, 1922 and to this union three daughters were born. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary May 13, 1985. Mary preceded him in death on June 25, 1985.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers; three sisters and three who died in infancy; also one son-in-law, Eugene Darrah.
Wayne is survived by three brothers; Zora of Seymour, Iris of Des Moines and John of Seal Beach, California. He is survived by his children, Genevieve Mincks and husband, Richard of Seymour; Deloris Darrah of Seymour; and Rowena Robinson and husband, Don of Knoxville. Also, five grandchildren, Mary Couchman and husband, Garv of Seymour; Steve Mincks of Kirksville, Missouri; Dara Wells and husband, Josh of Cincinnati; Dian Darrah of Kirksville, Missouri; and Todd Robinson of Kansas City, Missouri; three great grandchildren: Duane and Troy Couchman of Seymour and Nathan Wells of Cincinnati. Also, a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.
Most of Wayne's life was spent farming in the Jerome area. He was especially fond of the outdoors and was an avid hunter.
In 1979 they retired and moved to Seymour.
In 1966 he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, was baptized and joined the Jerome Methodist Church, which he attended as long as his health permitted.
Services were held Wednesday, November 26, 1986, at 1:30 p.m. from the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with the Rev. Don Kraps officiating. Milton Albertson sang the hymn's "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art" with Iris Merritt, pianist. The pallbearers were Merrill Condra, Charles Figge, Paul McElvain, Terry McElvain, Norman Hefner and Wilbur Rupalo.
Interment was in the Southlawn Cemetery.