Rushville Republican

Obituaries

April 29, 2013

Robert Joseph Eder, 85

RUSHVILLE — Robert Joseph Eder, 85, of Rushville, passed away April 28, 2013.

Bob was born Dec. 4, 1927, in North Vernon, a son of the late Louis G. and Colletta (Lauth) Eder. He married Betty J. More June 12, 1949; she survives. His loving family includes a son, Stephen (Jane) Eder of Jefferson City, Mo.; daughters, Karen (Frank) Harpring of Rushville and Lisa Ruttenberg of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Eder; son-in-law, Peter Ruttenberg; twin brothers, Harold and Gerald Eder; and a sister, Virginia Rentschler.

He graduated high school in 1946 from St. Joseph Academy of Rensselaer and Indiana University with his BS in 1953 and LLB degree in 1955. While at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, he was note editor of the Indiana Law Journal 1954-55. He was admitted to the Bar June 15, 1955.

Bob started as an associate with Walter B Keaton in 1955 and a few years later started his own practice until 1965, when he became a partner with Kenneth Earnest and James Foster in the law firm to be then known as Earnest, Foster and Eder; it was later known as Earnest, Foster, Eder and Levi. He was city attorney for the city of Rushville from 1964 to 1967 and practiced law over 50 years. He was recognized with many community and civic achievements through out his life.

His memberships include the National Lawyers Association; Indiana State Bar Association; Rush County Bar Association (past president); Rush County ARC, director and past treasurer; American Legion; Rush County Chamber of Commerce; St. Mary Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus 769 PKG; St. Mary Catholic School Foundation, founding director; Calvary Cemetery Foundation; and a past director of ARC of Indiana.

Bob was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, serving two enlistments. He loved to bowl in local leagues and was an avid fisherman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Jeremy Gries officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville’s Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Todd Funeral Centre and Crematory, Rushville, where all are asked to recite the rosary at 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Rush County ARC Endowment Fund; St. Mary Catholic School Foundation; or Calvary Cemetery Foundation c/o RCCF, 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 3 obit johnson 042514 pic Dennis "Zeke" Johnson, 61 Oct. 16, 1952 - April 23, 2014 Dennis “Zeke” Johnson, 61, of Connersville, died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at Reid Hospital, Richmond. A Fayette County native, Dennis was born Oct. 16, 1952 to Glenn R. and Nina F. Meyers Johnson. He was a 1970 graduate of Connersville High

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit messer 042514 pic Larry Scott Messer, 74 Larry Scott Messer, 74, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home. Larry was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Kingston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald Ray Pennington, 67 Donald Ray Pennington, 67, a former Rush County resident, passed away April 19, 2014 in Danville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends may visit one hour prior to service. Rev. Steve

    April 23, 2014

  • Russell E. Jones, 87 Oct. 13, 1926 - April 21, 2014 Russell E. Jones, 87, of Rushville, passed away April 21, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Oct. 13, 1926 in Franklin County to Roscoe and Bessie M. (Hedrick) Jones. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Orange Cemetery.

    April 23, 2014

  • 3 obit cox 042214 pic Marvin Cox, 67 June 9, 1946 - April 19, 2014 Marvin Cox, 67, of Rushville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, while in the company of family members, at Morristown Manor. Marvin was born on June 9, 1946, a son of the late Carmen (Richards) and Hubert E Cox. He was the husband of Joann (Ryle

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael Tungate, 60 Sept. 5, 1953 - April 18, 2014 Michael Tungate, 60, a long time Rushville resident, passed away April 18, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Sept. 5, 1953 in Rushville to Elmer and Marcia (Gephart) Tungate. Mike worked for Shares, Inc. in Shelbyville for the last 20 years. He was an

    April 20, 2014

  • 3 obit maupin 042214 pic Larry Dean Maupin, 68 Jan. 31, 1946 - April 11, 2014 Larry Dean Maupin, 68, Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Plainfield, passed away April 11, 2014. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, to the late George W. and Lillian (Barnett) Maupin. He married Florence (Brace) Maupin on July 7 2007 and she survives. Larry wa

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Randall A. Hanley, 70 March 5, 1944 - April 16, 2014 Randall A. Hanley, 70, a longtime Rushville resident passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Mooresville. Randall was born in Lewis County, Ky., on March 5, 1944 to the late Edward Anthony and Ica Mae (McCane) Hanley. Randall worked at Schnadig Corp

    April 17, 2014

  • David Hunter Maxwell, 80 Nov. 20, 1932 - April 14, 2014 David Hunter Maxwell, 80, resident of Golden Living Center, Muncie, passed away Monday at the center. He was born in Glenellen, Ill., Nov. 20, 1932, the son of Clyde and Edna Hunter Maxwell. He was a graduate of Glenellen High School and a veteran of

    April 16, 2014

  • L. Jerry Lee, 81 Nov. 1, 1932 - April 12, 2014 L. Jerry Lee, 81, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, April 12, at Arbor Grove Village, Greeensburg. He was born on Nov. 1, 1932, a son of the late Louise (Schwagmeier) and Lloyd E. Lee. A private graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Apri

    April 16, 2014