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Ronald E. Waymire

Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Oct 1968 (aged 28)
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Burial Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, USA
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The body of a Delphi young man was discovered early Friday morning in a 1,000 gallon mixing tank at Egyptian Lacquer Co., 501 U.S. 52 By-Pass, Lafayette.
Ronald E. Waymire, 28, of 234 N. Wilson Street, Delphi was found dead in the vat at 7:15 a.m. Friday by an employee' of the plant.
State police said Waymire had been missing since his normal check-out time from the plant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
He apparently was overcome by solvent fumes being used to clean the tank, investigating Trooper Ted Dudzinski said. The Trooper noted that a final decision on the cause of death would have to await a coroner's ruling.
A vat, a 12-foot high structure, is used to mix lacquer. The vats are cleaned periodically and Waymire's body was discovered by a day-shift employee who was checking to see if the vat had been cleaned.
Officials at the plant said that no employee was permitted to enter the vat without another employee standing by. It is believed Waymire crawled inside the three-ton tank shortly before his normal check-out time.
Officials also said that employees going inside the tank are required to wear an air mask because of the fumes. Waymire wasn't wearing a mask when discovered, it was reported.
Waymire had been an employee of the firm since January.
When Waymire did not come home on time as was his custom, his parents became alarmed and went to Lafayette, where they with another son, spent the night looking for the youth. His car reportedly was at the plant parking lot all the time.
Joining Trooper Dudzinski in the investigation was Trooper Richard Jozwiak.
Waymire was born August 2, 1940 in Lafayette, the son of Edward and Mildred Sines Waymire. He was graduated from Delphi High School in 1959 and was a member of the Delphi Presbyterian Church.
Surviving with his parents of Delphi are a brother, William, of Lafayette; and a sister, Mrs. Dan McCain of Williamsport.
Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Frederick Lanan officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.

Obituary notice taken from the Journal-Citizen, Thursday, October 10, 1968

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald E. Waymire (2 Aug 1940–4 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101364004, citing Masonic Cemetery, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Richard Lybrook (contributor 47378025) .