Obituary – Ralph Rule


Ralph Rule

March 19, 1935 – February 21, 2015
Age: 79
Residence: Taneyville, MO
Ralph Rule, 79, of Taneyville, MO

Ralph Rule passed away on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Ozark Nursing Home. He was born March 19, 1935 at Wickliffe, OH., son of John and Kathleen (Forbes) Rule.

Ralph was a Navy Veteran; he met his wife while stationed in Morocco. He married Christiane in 1957, and they moved to Southern Calif where they lived for 15 years with their three children. They moved up the coast and settled in Arroyo Grande, where their children finished their school years. Ralph moved with his wife to Mallorca Spain in 1988 where they owned and operated an imprinted sportswear business. While in Spain they belonged to the Fellowship of the Upper Room, as well as The Salvation Army Church. After 20 years in Mallorca, Ralph and Christian relocated back to the States in 2006 settling in Taneyville to be close to the family. Shortly thereafter, Christian lost her battle to cancer, and Ralph moved to Florida for a few years. Eventually, Ralph moved back to Missouri in 2011 where he lived until his death. 

He is survived by two daughters, Christy Ann Saffle and husband Tim of Taneyville, MO., and Kathleen Marie McCarthy of St. Louis, MO.; son, John C. Rule III and wife Sandra of Midland, MI.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Rule of Oceano, CA., and Emily Forbes of NM.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Christiane Rule; siblings, Charles Rule, Ann Nader, and Janice Rule.

Funeral Service will be held at Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel on Fri., Feb. 27 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be on Fri., from 1:00 PM till service time. Burial will be at Dickens Cemetery in Taneyville, MO.
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Date/Time: Fri., Feb. 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Address:
16560 U.S. Hwy 160
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Forsyth , MO
Phone: (417) 546-4757
Service InformationLocation: Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel
Date/Time: Fri., Feb. 27, at 2:00
Address:
16560 U.S. Hwy 160
P.O. Box 425
Forsyth , MO
Phone: (417) 546-4757