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Obituary: Raymond Neal Minor, Columbus

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Raymond Neal Minor, 91, of County Road 450E, died at 10:50 a.m. June 25, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Raymond was born January 14, 1923, in Hope, Indiana, the son of Floyd and Hazel Gohn Minor. He first married Ruth Henderson in 1948 and then married Barbara June Trimpe December 22, 1974.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Marshall Islands, and retired in 1983 after 41 years with Cummins Engine Company.

He played, coached and officiated youth and adult baseball, basketball and softball and was a volunteer at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church-Waymansville, Love Chapel, Eastside Community Center, the Senior Citizens Center, Orphan Grain Train and Biddy Basketball at the Boy's Club.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church-Waymansville, 11750 W. County Road 930S, Columbus, with Pastor John Beabout officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church-Waymansville Parochial School Fund, Love Chapel or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kathryn Ruth Bower of Columbus; brothers, Donald Minor of Venice, Florida, and Norman (Norma) Minor of Columbus; half brothers, Kenneth (Sara) Minor and Dale (Darlene) Minor, all of Madison; half sisters, Patricia Ogden and Marlene Green, both of Madison, and Sandra (Bernard) Jahrries of North Vernon; granddaughter, Nicole Marie Woodard of Columbus and great-grandsons, Jacob and Logan Woodard.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Minor; his mother, Hazel Romine, and stepfather, Frank Romine; brothers, Leslie Noble Minor, Lowell Eugene Minor and Paul Robert Minor; and sisters, Helen Rose Skaggs Williams and Vivian Morris; and two infant sisters, Barbara and Patricia Minor.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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