Ralph Absher, Jr.

Ralph Absher, Jr.

Ralph Absher, Jr., 84, Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013.  Born July 12, 1929, in Vincennes, Ind., he was the son of Ralph and Opal (Falls) Absher.

Ralph married Patricia Louise (Vores) Absher. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Ralph worked for The Indianapolis Star & News for 25 years. He was a charter member of Community Christian Church in New Palestine, where he and Patricia were the first couple to be married.

Surviving him are his daughter, Erica L. (Kurt) Teets of Crestview, Fla.; sisters, Barbara (Victor) Tucker of New Palestine, and Melba Brodnax of Indianapolis; and one granddaughter, Richelle Michal Teets.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; sister, Henrietta Larrison; brother, Jack Absher; half-sister, Fern Dunfee; and nephew, Darren Tucker.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10, at the mortuary, with Pastor Todd Beale officiating.  Entombment will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church, 3123 S. 500 W., New Palestine, IN, 46163.

Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to sympathy@erleweinmortuary.com.