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MONTPELIER–Richard G. Ingram, M.D., 76, of Montpelier, passed away at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at his residence in Montpelier.
He was born on Saturday, Sept. 14, 1935, in Yorktown, Ind.
Dr. Ingram has touched the lives of countless citizens in East Central Indiana. His contribution to the community extends well beyond his profession. Through a lifetime of community involvement, Dr. Ingram has become a pillar of the region. He has continually proven his commitment to this area and the people who call it home.
Dr. Ingram had graduated from Yorktown High School in 1953, was a graduate of Indiana University and a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He had served in the medical profession for over 50 years.
Dr. Ingram was a very active member of the Grace Community Church in Montpelier where he had served as Senior Elder. He had served on the Blackford County Medical Staff for 50 years, was the Blackford County Health Officer and had served on the Blackford County Hospital Board of Directors from 1982 to 2007. He had served his country by serving in the US Navy and held a membership in the Millard-Brown American Legion Post #156. He was the son of the late John Wesley and Mila (Brown) Ingram. He married Carol (Banta) on July 28, 1957 in Chesterfield, Ind.
Survivors include his wife-Carol Joan (Banta) Ingram of Montpelier, son-Martin Wesley Ingram of Montpelier, daughter-Lori (Milus) Skidmore of Montpelier, sister-Charline Young of Tavares, Fla., grandsons-Ryan (Karolyn) Ingram, Tyler (Maranda) Ingram, granddaughters-Shelby Skidmore, Alexis Skidmore, and a great-grandson-Ethan Ingram.
He was preceded in death by his parents John Wesley Ingram and mother-Mila (Brown) Ingram and brothers-Jay Ingram and Bob Ingram.
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 West Windsor St., Montpelier, Ind., where family and friends may gather to share and remember from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at the funeral home and from 9-11a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Grace Community Church.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at Grace Community Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, with Pastor Jeremy Stults officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Montpelier. The Millard-Brown American Legion Post #156 of Montpelier will conduct military graveside rites.
Memorials to: Grace Community Church Senior Citizens Dinner Program, 5513 E. St. Rd. 18, Montpelier, Ind. 47359
Walker & Glancy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.glancyfuneralhomes.com
Published in Hartford City News Times on Jan. 2, 2012