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Richard Rudibaugh

ELKTON — Richard Rudibaugh, 89, of Middle Beaver Rd., passed away at 5 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Rudibaugh was born October 13, 1932 in Lisbon, a son of the late William Frank and Ida (Morris) Rudibaugh.

Richard was a horsetrader by trade, and he hauled cows and other livestock to auction for area farmers. He also transported many local 4-H members projects to the county fair.

Dick loved to farm and he enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially the Cleveland Browns.

He also served as an Elkrun Township Trustee for 40 consecutive years and was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church.

Richard also proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, where he won second place in a 2 ¢ ton truck rodeo while stationed in Germany.

In his younger days, Dick was an avid pony and draft horse puller, winning numerous awards. In 1988 he won the National Heavyweight Pony Pull at St. Joseph County Grange Fair in Centerville, Michigan.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Laughlin whom he married, August 13, 1953; son, Lee (Heidi) Rudibaugh of Dublin, Ohio; daughter, Kim Rudibaugh of Elkton; sister, Wanda Snyder of Florida; grandchildren, Cory Rudibaugh, Mitch Rudibaugh, Carter Rudibaugh, and Lindsey (Chris) Theil; and great-granddaughter, Penelope Mae Theil.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Adam, Paul, Mazine, Dale, Dean, and Ray; and by his sisters, Olive McKee and Velma Cope.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Pastor Kathy Barton officiating. Private burial will take place at the Kemble Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to Elkton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 43, Elkton, Ohio 44415.

Friends may also view Dick’s memorial tribute page, share memories, and leave condolences at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com

5/14/22