The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 23, 2013

Richard L. Rudolph


NEWPORT, Ind. — Richard L. Rudolph, 72, of Newport and formerly of Cayuga, Ind., passed away at 5:35 a.m. EDT Monday, April 22, 2013, at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton, Ind.

He was born July 21, 1940, in Vermilion County, Illinois, the son of the late Hazel Marie Housey Mullins and Carl Henry Rudolph.

He married Ellen J. Self on Sept. 13, 1964, in Georgetown, Ill. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2009.

Survivors include his children, Chris L. (Amber) Rudolph of Gessie, Ind.; David D. Rudolph of Perrysville, Ind.; Shannon R. (Kenneth) Thomason of Newport, Ind.; Michael R.C. (Wendy Troop) Rudolph of Cayuga, Ind., and Jill Self of Newport, Ind.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one stepsister, Kathryn Bolden of Bowman, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Mullins.

Richard retired after 28 years at General Motors, last working in the core room. He enjoyed playing euchre, attending auctions, working on lawn mowers, camping, Indiana University basketball and watching his grandchildren participating in sports at North Vermillion.

Funeral services: 2:30 p.m. EDT Friday, April 26, at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Ind.; Officiating: Pastor John Hawkins; Burial: Helts Prairie Cemetery north of Clinton, Ind.; Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 25, at the funeral home. Condolences:

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