Ralph Inman, 79, of Worthington, passed away at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born Jan. 28, 1923, in Worthington, he was the son of Hobart and Pearl (Rainbolt) Inman. He taught industrial arts and physical education in the Indianapolis Public School System for 36 years, and also was a basketball and track coach. Most of his career was spent at School 73. One of his students included U.S. Rep. Dan Burton. He graduated from Worthington-Jefferson High School in 1942, Indiana State Teachers College with a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts and physical education, and completed his master's degree at Ball State University. He served in the Navy as an officer and pilot during World War II, and also flew missions during the Korean War. He was a member of Folsom United Methodist Church in Worthington. Survivors include his wife, Edna Ellen (Rude) Inman of Worthington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Rude and Sandra Inman of Valdosta, Ga.; James Commodore and Pamela Inman of Indianapolis; one grandson, James Andrew Inman of Tampa, Fla; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, Donald and Eugene Inman; one sister, Wanda Inman; and his parents. Funeral services will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 2 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Mel Camp officiating. Burial will follow at Worthington Cemetery.
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