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Obituary: Elizabeth Fae Rucker Stout, Seymour

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Elizabeth Fae (Rucker) Stout was called to her heavenly home on June 25, 2013, at the age of 89. Her death resulted from a short illness from pancreatic cancer.

She was born January 13, 1924, to Arthur and Minnie (Mahurin) Rucker of Acme, IN. She was a 1941 graduate of Cortland High School and graduated in 1942 from Approved Beauty College in Indianapolis. She opened her own beauty salon in 1944 and continued its operation for 50 years.

On September 7, 1946, she married Erman Stout. They were married 59 years, until his death in 2005. They had three children: Kenneth Erman Stout (Marla) of Dover, NH; Dr. David Rucker Stout (Debby) of Seymour; and Joyce Doreen Irwin (Marty) of Indianapolis. She is also survived by four grandchildren: David Stout (Kristen) of Dover, NH; Christopher Stout of Keene, NH; Emily Jackson (Mike) of Westfield, IN; and Meghan Swan (Clint) of Bloomington IN. Her eight great-grandchildren are Elizabeth Stout of Dover, NH; Katelyn and Nathan Stout of Keene, NH; Cooper, Isabelle, and Esther Jackson of Westfield, IN; and Liam and Abby Swan of Bloomington, IN.

She was one of eleven full and half siblings. All predeceased her except Wanda Gehlbach of Middletown, PA.

Elizabeth was a member of First Baptist Church of Seymour for more than sixty years. She was a Sunday school teacher in the Youth Department and a member of the choir, Tri Mu Class, Philathea Class, Crusader Class, and Valli Howard Missionary Circle. She also served on the Music Committee, Vision Team Committee and Pastoral Search Committee, had been a deaconess and served on the Personnel and Trustee boards at the church.

In her latter years, she was a volunteer in the church’s clothing ministry and funeral dinner ministry. Her hobbies included flower gardening, sewing, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit at Voss Funeral Home between 4 and 8 p.m Friday, June 28. Her funeral service will be at First Baptist Church in Seymour on Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Mission Fund or to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.

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