GOLDIA RUPLE, 87, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Nova, Ohio died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Kingston Residence, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 18, 1925 in Bearsville, W. Va., a daughter of the late Samuel and Alice (Dawson) Owens. She had lived the past eight years in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Neil) McIntire and Rebecca (Dick) Douglas all of Fort Wayne; two grand-daughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; brother, John Owens; sisters, Orpha Layfield and Lucy Fulton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Ruple; brothers, Waldo (Bill) Meredith, Calvin Owens, Yenard (Joe) Owens; sisters, Nellie Barker, Rosa Cowan, Lucretia Garen, Zola Owens. Service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, Ohio with calling one hour prior. Pastor Joe Gutierrez of The Church on Fire officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Street Cemetery, New London. Online condolences to www.eastmanfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 3, 2013