Ralph L. “Sonny” Wartsbaugh 82 Oblong died Thursday October 26, 2000 at 2:20 p.m. in
Ridgeview Care Center Oblong, IL. Ralph was born September 1, 1918 in
Pocahontas, Arkansas. He was the son of Clint & Mary (Witsman) Wartsbaugh.
On March 3, 1943 he married Ella Hoover who survives. Ralph was a life long farmer.
During WWII he served in the 95th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
He was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He was a member of the
Bend Community School Board for several years as well as a member of the
ASCS Board. Ralph is survived by his wife Ella; Son and Daughter-In-Law Darrell & Cheryl
Wartsbaugh; Daughter and Son-In-Law Donna & Nick Wilson; 6
Grandchildren Tom Wartsbaugh, Clint & Kara Wartsbaugh, Caleb Wartsbaugh,
Nathan Wilson, Nichole Wilson and Nile Wilson;
5 Great Grandchildren Jacob Wartsbaugh, Justin Wartsbaugh, Audrey Wartsbaugh,
Garrett Wartsbaugh and Allyssa Schull; 4 Sisters-In-Laws Viola Wartsbaugh,
Florence Graham, Edith Rice & Naomi Cappell; 1 Brother-In-Law Curtis Hoover;
Several Nieces & Nephews also survive. Ralph is preceded in death by his Parents
and 3 Brothers Lloyd, Elmer and an infant brother. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery
with full military rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219.