Raymond Neal Minor (1923 - 2014)

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of Columbus, died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Hope, he was the son of Floyd and Hazel Gohn Minor. He first married Ruth Henderson in 1948 and then married Barbara June Trimpe on Dec. 22, 1974.
Raymond was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Marshall Islands.
Raymond retired in 1983 from Cummins Inc. after 41 years. He played, coached and officiated youth and adult baseball, basketball and softball. He was a volunteer at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church at Waymansville, Love Chapel, Eastside Community Center, Senior Citizens Center, Orphan Grain Train and Biddy Basketball at the Boys Club.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kathryn Ruth Bower of Columbus; brothers, Donald Minor of Venice, Florida, and Norman (Norma) Minor of Columbus; half brothers, Kenneth (Sara) Minor and Dale (Darlene) Minor, both of Madison; half sisters, Patricia Ogden and Marlene Green, both of Madison, and Sandra (Bernard) Jahrries of North Vernon; granddaughter, Nicole Marie Woodard of Columbus; and great-grandsons, Jacob and Logan Woodard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Minor; his mother, Hazel Romine; stepfather, Frank Romine; brothers, Leslie Noble Minor, Lowell Eugene Minor and Paul Robert Minor; and sisters, Helen Rose Skaggs Williams, Vivian Morris and two infant sisters, Barbara and Patricia Minor.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waymansville, 11750 W. County Road 930S, Columbus, with Pastor John Beabout officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Waymansville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th St., Columbus, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waymansville, Parochial School Fund, Love Chapel or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Friends and family are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message of condolence via the Internet.
Information: jewellrittman.com
Published in Tribune from June 26 to July 4, 2014
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