2014-01-18 / Obituaries

Rebecca (Ruckman) Elam

Rebecca (Ruckman) Elam, age 61, of Thurston, passed January 7, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center with family and close friend at her side. She was born April 5, 1952, to the late Don and Barb Ruckman.

Rebecca was a member of The Thurston Church and VFW Post 3761 Ladies Auxiliary. She retired from the Limited Distribution Center. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed playing cards, mushroom hunting, and playing jokes.

Rebecca is survived by her sisters, Cinda (Gary) Duggan and Linda (Harold “Fuzz”) Englehart; brothers, Steve (Becky) Ruckman and Rodger (Brenda) Ruckman; stepdaughter, Shana Elam; stepson, Shawn Elam; nephew raised as a son, Brandon Vincent; grandchildren, Trey and Carter; stepsister, Kay Baker; many aunts uncles, nieces, and nephews; and special friend, Wanda “Caretaker” Phillips.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elam; parents; brother, Stanley “Bub” Ruckman; sister, Dorothy “Dee” Boggs; and niece, Trina Englehart.

Funeral service for Rebecca was held January 10, 2014, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore. Burial followed in Old School Baptist Cemetery, Thurston.

Donations may be made in memory of Rebecca to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

Online condolences can be made at: www.funeralhome.com

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