Ralph H Barcus

November 14, 1922March 1, 2013

Ralph H. Barcus, age 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, March 01, 2013.

Born November 14, 1922 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Edward O. and Barbara (Cox) Barcus and was a graduate of Cloverdale High School “Class of 1940”. He married Geraldine G. Barcus on June 30, 1946 and she survives.

Ralph was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He worked at Allisons Division of General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church, Temple Masonic Lodge #47, Eastern Star, and the Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Mary Ann (Bernie) Cripe and Carolyn New; a sister, Phyllis Shoemaker (Dave) Phacker; five granddaughters, Lisa Hornback, Tammara Prager, Carrie Miller, Natalie Ladiero, and Mary Mariah New; and five great grandchildren, Drew & Emily Miller, Ian & Brianna Ladiero, and Alyssa Prager.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, James New; two sisters, Ruth Nickerson and Eileen Akins; and a brother, Bill Barcus

Masonic Memorial and Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with Randy Seipel and Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of service on Tuesday, March 5th.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ralph H Barcus

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maurice nichols

March 6, 2013

Geraldine,I am truly sorry to hear of Ralphs passing.I always enjoyed farming for you and Ralph..He will truly be missed,sincerely,Maurice Nichols

Lynne Brinkley

March 4, 2013

Mary Ann, I am thinking of you and keeping you in prayer. So sorry for your loss. Lynne Brinkley

Dana Craig

March 3, 2013

Dear Gerry, Mary Ann and Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I was in and out of your house growing up and always remember Ralph as being so kind to me and such a gentleman.
Dana Sheese Craig

Judy Layman

March 2, 2013

Dear Geraldine, Mary Ann and Carolyn,

I have pleasant memories of all of you. Ralph was such a gentle man and a gentleman. I always felt welcome in your home.The few times I have seen you over the years he always rembered me and I can't tell you how much that meant. How fortunate we all are to have had Ralph in our lives.

March 2, 2013

Sorry to view Ralph passing. Enjoyed working with and knowing him. Will be in Florida at time of viewing. He will be missed

Larry and Ruth Timm