Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Claudia Gail Wuthrich

May 12, 1936February 6, 2020
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Claudia Gail Wuthrich, 83, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at her residence in Muncie, Indiana following a brief illness.

She was born on Tuesday, May 12, 1936, in Hartford City, Indiana the daughter of Jay and Icie (Elliott) Drayer. Claudia was a teacher and earned her Master’s Degree in education from Ball State University. Having resided in the Delaware County area since June of 1977, she taught in several states and concluded her career at Yorktown High School. Claudia enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and working crossword puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband, John Wuthrich, Muncie, Indiana; four children, Kim Abney, Kokomo, Indiana, Kelli (husband, Steven) Maines, Zionsville, Indiana, John (wife, Julie) Wuthrich, Yorktown, Indiana, and Steve (wife, Anne) Wuthrich, Muncie, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Kristopher (wife Tessa), Katie, Natalie (husband, Christopher), Nicholas, John Christian, Bronwyn, Blake (wife, Elizabeth), Bradley, and Brice; three great-grandchildren, Ava Grace, Klaire, and Kline; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Kevin Abney; granddaughter, Alaina Wuthrich; and sister, Kay Staffen.

Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 West White River Boulevard, Muncie, Indiana 47303, with Pastor Jerry O’Neal officiating.

Family and friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 900 West White River Boulevard, Muncie, Indiana 47303.

Elm Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church


  • Calling Hours: Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service: Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Ted & Denise Shockley

February 15, 2020

John, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We wish you and the entire Wuthrich family comfort in the coming days.

Terri Holmes

February 15, 2020

Claudia was such a special Lady. We became friends when I worked for John Jay's accountant. I will always remember her warmth and sweetness. My sincere sympathy to your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Teresa Hibner

February 14, 2020

Aunt Claudia sure was a class act. She was so full of love and light and I’ll be forever grateful she was a part of my life. Prayers of abundant peace, love and wonderful memories during this time of loss.

We love you all,
Dan and Teresa Hibner and family

Ann Tilghman

February 10, 2020

Ms. Claudia Gail Wuthrich lived a full life, but still the losing of her is very hard to handle. How important it is to cherish the many happy memories that your family has shared together. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss. We don't know what to say. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but God does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. Lets see what the scriptures have to say. Here are some soothing words that will help your family. One reads like this. " Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 5:28,29

Genie Brown

February 9, 2020

John, I was so sorry hear that your beautiful bride, Claudia, passed away several days ago! She was a classy woman and always had a ready smile. She will certainly be missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Fondly, Genie Galliher Brown

Dean Dewey

February 9, 2020

So sorry for your loss......You guys were the perfect couple......
God Bless,
Your ole pal,

Dean Dewey

Dawn Raleigh

February 9, 2020

To Steve and your family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. 💐

Gayle Flannery

February 9, 2020

Thinking of the whole Wuthrich family at this time. May the many happy memories you shared bring you comfort. Claudia was a kind gentle soul, truly a classy lady.

Gayle Flannery

February 9, 2020

Thinking of the whole Wuthrich family at this time. May the many happy memories you shared bring you all comfort. Claudia was such a gentle kind soul, truly a classy lady.

Stacy Clouse. Wyatt

February 8, 2020

Claudia was my English and speech teacher! She was always kind, patient and made learning fun!! Such a pretty lady!!