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Ethel Marie Rudd, 87, Flora, passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital Kokomo. Ethel was born June 30, 1929, in Howardsville, Missouri to Lee and Lillie (Lewis) Mims. She married Byron "Gene" Rudd on Sept. 21, 1949. He preceded her in death June 1, 2014.
Ethel was a homemaker and for a few years worked at Essex Wire in Flora. She also enjoyed baking, cooking and gardening.
Survivors include her children, Jeannie (Roger) Pierson, Fort Wayne, Sondra (Jimmy) Busch, Peru, Wayne (Shelia) Rudd, Kokomo, Danny Rudd, Flora; Mark (Michelle) Rudd, New London; and Vicki (Ron) Moody, Caruthersville, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Wesley Mims, Kokomo, Leslie Mims, Dexter, Missouri, and Raymond Mims, Marston, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Ronald G. Rudd, Leroy Rudd and Greg Rudd; two sisters; and six brothers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, 44 W. Michigan St., Burlington, with Pastor Steve Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com. A special thank you to the ICU Unit, Dr. Nassar and to Adam Patton.
Published on May 7, 2017
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