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Ruth Gappinger

Ruth A. Gappinger, 89, Elkhart, Ind., died Monday, January 13, 2014 at her residence.

    She was born July 9, 1924, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Reuben and Susan (Yoder) Schrock.

    Living most of her life in LaGrange County, she worked at Dometic Corporation in LaGrange from 1962 until her retirement in 1990 and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange.

    She was married November 5, 1943, in Athens, Ga., to Cletus Ray. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1986. She was married March 18, 1990, in LaGrange, to Carl Gappinger Jr. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2001.

    Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Robert McClellan, Elkhart, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ann Ray, Gaylord, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clayton Schrock, Cedarville, Ind.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, John Ray, and four brothers, Elmer, Paul, William and Robert Schrock.

    Burial will take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.