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 Ruth <I>Racer</I> Bunch

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Ruth Racer Bunch

  • Birth 1882 Millgrove, Blackford County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 23 Oct 1940 Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Section A, Lot 101
  • Memorial ID 66305138

Mrs. Ruth Racer Bunch, wife of Dr. Rollin H. Bunch, former mayor of Muncie, died at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the family home, 122 South Elm street, after a brief illness. She became ill on Tuesday evening, October 15. The immediate cause of death was given as bronchial pneumonia, although Mrs. Bunch also suffered from anemia.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. John's Universalist Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Arthur W. McDavitt in charge. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. The body was removed to the Meeks Mortuary and will be returned to the family home, where friends may call after 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Bunch was widely known as a collector of Indiana artifacts, glassware, lamps, and china. Her collection was said to have been the largest and most complete in this section of the country.

The daughter of the late Thomas and Charlotte Racer, Mrs. Bunch was born on July 13, 1878, at Millgrove, Ind. Her parents were pioneer residents of that vicinity and she received her education in Millgrove and Hartford City. Dr. and Mrs. Bunch were married on December 26, 1902, while Dr. Bunch was still a student in medical school.
Dr. and Mrs. Bunch came to Muncie in 1904, at which time Dr. Bunch entered the practice of medicine. They have lived at Jackson and Elm streets since 1908. Although she had no political aspirations, Mrs. Bunch took an active part in politics during the three terms her husband served as mayor of Muncie. Mrs. Bunch was a member of St. John's Universalist Church.

Surviving besides the husband are one sister, Mrs. Forrest R. Davis of Indianapolis; a niece, Mrs. Dorotha Hudson of Fort Wayne; and a nephew, John Thomas Davis of Indianapolis. Another sister, Mrs. Robert Burke of Syracuse, Ind., died two years ago.


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  • Created by: Jane
  • Added: 1 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66305138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Racer Bunch (1882–23 Oct 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66305138, citing Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jane (contributor 47242360) .