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Dorothy June (Hudson) Ransom

January 13, 1926 November 23, 2018
Dorothy June (Hudson) Ransom
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Obituary for Dorothy June (Hudson) Ransom

Dorothy June (Hudson) Ransom, 92, went to her heavenly Father on Friday, November 23, 2018. She is eternally reunited with her beloved husband, Rich. They were married for 61 years.

Dorothy and Rich were with friends when they met in 1943 on Main Street in Evansville. Rich and his friend bought Dorothy and her friend a coke at the Walgreen's at 4th and Main Street. They were married 10 months later on January 31, 1944. Dorothy and Rich were madly in love and wanted to get married. They didn't want to deal with the waiting period in Indiana so they saved their gas ration coupons. A friend drove them to east St. Louis in a '36 Chevy where they discovered Illinois had a one week waiting period. Determined to be married, they took a bus to Henderson, Kentucky with her mother as their witness. They joyfully returned to Evansville as a married couple!

World War II separated them for 18 months. Rich returned from Italy in 1946. They were proud parents of 2 sons, Rick and Rob. her sons grew up in the 50's and 60's. This was a kinder, gentler time. Dorothy would call the boys home for dinner with an air horn. They were many fun times of fishing and boating on the Ohio River. Dorothy never learned how to swim. Rick, her son, was trying to teach her to water ski but she almost drowned her son. That was the last lesson.

Dorothy worked in the Audio Visual room at Deaconess Hospital for almost 20 years. Her nicknames at work were "Sarge" because she was efficient and "Little Britches" because she was so cute. She retired in 1990 to be home with her beloved husband.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Richard R. Ransom, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Linda; daughter-in-law, Viv; grandson, Bryan; granddaughter, Julie; 3 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Ransom, Sr.; a son, Robert Ransom; her mother, Marian Smith; her step father, Charles Smith and her father, J. Henry Hudson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with Tom Hubachek officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 9:00 AM until service time on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Browning Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 3700 Bellemeade Ave., Suite 113, Evansville, IN 47714.

Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.


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Wednesday

28

Nov

9:00 AM 11/28/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
BROWNING FUNERAL HOME

738 E. Diamond Ave.
Evansville, IN 47711

BROWNING FUNERAL HOME
738 E. Diamond Ave. Evansville 47711 IN
United States

Service

Wednesday

28

Nov

11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
BROWNING FUNERAL HOME

738 E. Diamond Ave.
Evansville, IN 47711

BROWNING FUNERAL HOME
738 E. Diamond Ave. Evansville 47711 IN
United States
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