Ralph Eugene Baughman



Ralph Eugene Baughman passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, at his residence. He was born July 1, 1928, to Thomas Curtis and Neva Elizabeth Callahan Baughman in Jackson County, the Mt. Zion Community. He was the tenth of eleven children. He attended Clearspring School and worked in the Maintenance Dept. of the Cummins Engine Co., where he retired in 1983 after 32 years and five months of employment. He married Inez Marie Reedy on March 1, 1949, and she preceded him in death on April 14, 2019.

Ralph was a member of the Cummins Diesel Workers’ Union and the NRA. He was also a member of the Mt. Zion Church, being baptized in a freshly dug pond on his property. He served as janitor there, also. He enjoyed cutting wood and fixing anything that needed fixing. In general, he was a “piddler”. His family was his greatest enjoyment. He loved feeding his fish, telling jokes and his cat, Dudley. He much preferred a hug to a handshake and was proud to be a blood donor. By 2018, he had given 26 1/2 gallons. He also volunteered at Hoosier Christian Village.

Surviving Ralph is his son, Curtis (Jackie) Baughman; grandchildren, Emily (Aaron) Wiley, Tim (Beth) Baughman, Mathew (Taylor) Baughman, Susan Thompson, Michael (Crystal) Goodman, Thomas (Tosha) Baughman, Luke Baughman, and Bruce and Lexie Spicer; great grandchildren, Nicholas and Hannah Wiley, Christian (Alyssa) Thompson, Mable (Josh) Brown, Kody Goodman, Anthony Goodman, Dalton (fiancé Jessica Dunn) Goodman, Tiffany (Max) Parks, Adriane (Trent) Collins, Lane Boaz, Cadence Boaz, Brandon Smith, Sierra Scott, Jace Baughman, Harper Baughman, Cade Baughman and Amelia Baughman; great great grandchildren, Isaiaha, Waylin and Hudson Thompson, Rayleigh and June Brown, Kynleigh and Max Goodman, Allie Shavez, Lane Parks and Blakely Collins; several step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren; sister, Irene Spurlock; and daughter-in-law, Gina Baughman.

Preceding Ralph in death are his parents; wife of 70 years; two children, Edith Goodman and Anthony “Tony” Baughman; one great grandchild; nine siblings; and son-in-law, Tom Goodman.

Visitation for Ralph will be held Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home, Brownstown. The funeral service will be Monday, October 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. There will be an hour of public visitation prior to the time of service on Monday. Burial will follow in Smallwood Cemetery.

All services have been entrusted to the caring staff of Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home, Brownstown, Indiana.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Smallwood Cemetery.

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