Ruth Lockridge

Ruth “Ruthie” Darlene Wingham Lockridge, 72, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Marion General Hospital in Marion, Indiana.

She was born May 19, 1947, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to Bud R. and Virginia R. “Jenny” Andrew Wingham. She attended Madison High School and resided most of her life on Ryker’s Ridge. She was a devoted wife, loving mom and grammy. She began her career in child care, owned her own day care in her home, and had worked at the North United Methodist Day Care for several years. She was a faithful member of the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church and taught Sunday School to the pre-schoolers for more than 40 years. She also was a youth leader, served on the puppet team, Girls Guild, and the Peggy Waltz Missionary Circle. She also participated in Girls Scouts of America. She enjoyed preparing delicious meals for everyone and was an awesome baker, making all kinds of cakes, wedding cakes that she hand-decorated, and her annual Christmas cookies. Her dogs held a special place in her heart and were considered family. She will be so missed in her community, her church, but most of all her family. She was looking forward to the 200th year celebration of Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church on September 13-14th.

She is survived by her husband, Rodger D. Lockridge of Madison; one son, Rodney D. Lockridge, of Hanover, Indiana; two daughters, Robin D. Lockridge Shrader of Marion, Indiana, and Regin D. Lockridge Copeland of Madison; one step-brother, Dennis Johnson of Madison; three grandchildren and several nieces nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ryan D. Lockridge, and three sisters, Shirley Wingham, Vicky L. Edrington and Sue Hale.

Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church near Madison. Interment will follow in the Ryker’s Ridge New Cemetery near Madison.

Visitation will be only at the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society in memory of her son, Ryan. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres and the church.

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Ronald Perry Sr.

Ronald Everett Perry Sr., 68, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Dec. 22, 1950, in Fairfield, Illinois, to George Everett Sr. and Leona Doris Harris Perry. His early life was in Wayne County, Illinois, before his family moved to Rising Sun, Indiana. He received his GED and enjoyed taking college classes as well. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Feb. 7, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Vietnam War and rose to the rate of Specialist Four serving in Company C 69th Engineers Battalion. He was honorably discharged Feb. 3, 1971, in Oakland, California and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in the Army and fought the effects of it until his death. He remained in the Reserves until being discharged Feb. 6, 1974. He was an over-the-road truck driver for his working career and spent many of those years driving for R&M Trucking at Farmer’s Retreat. He held membership in the American Legion, VFW, and Chapter 71 of Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a devout Christian and read his Bible. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, especially rabbits, gardening, beekeeping, riding his motorcycle, and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Maria J. Bruegge Perry, of Madison; two sons, Ronald Everett Perry Jr. of West Harrison, Indiana, and Jeremy Perry of Aurora, Indiana; two sisters, Connie Addison of Markland, Indiana, and Devona Fleenor of Versailles, Indiana; four brothers, Leon Perry of Versailles, Roger Perry of Rising Sun, Indiana, Kyle Perry of Markland, and Cecil Perry of Eminence, Missouri; six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Everett Perry Jr.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

A final salute will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW or the Philadelphia Church of God. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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