Robert Edward Ingalls

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Robert Edward Ingalls, 84, of Spencer, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at Owen Valley Health Campus.

He was born December 5, 1923 in Worthington to Robert J. and Geneva (Knox) Ingalls.

Ingalls was the owner of a gas station, owned several car dealerships as well as a truck fleet that hauled for Goshen Rubber Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bob was a member of the first Christian Church, the Indianapolis Scottish Rite, served as a mason, was on the board of Chambersville Cemetery, and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (McGinnis-Light), two daughters, Janne Snooks of Bloomington, Sue Heffner (Bob), a stepson Mike Light (Loraetta) of Spencer, stepdaughter Brenda Beaman (Bill) of Ellettsville, a sister Demah Hobson (Carroll) of Goshen, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Bette (Sparks) Ingalls, brother Pat Ingalls, grandson Craig Snooks, and son-in-law Ron Snooks.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield. There will be Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Spencer American Legion. Arrangements are with West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home of Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Owen County Humane Society.

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