Ralph Lovett, 54

Ralph M. Lovett, 54, North Manchester, died June 17 at his home. He was born July 11, 1959 to Charles and Lily (Crouch) Lovett in Muncie.

Ralph was a custodian at Manchester University. Ralph loved fishing and gardening. He played basketball and held records in track at Delta High School. He was married to Margie (Hawk) on Jan. 31, 1987; she survives.

He is also survived by a son, Charles (Heidi) Lovett, North Manchester; a daughter, Chelsey (Chase) Stambaugh, North Manchester; two brothers, George (Judy) Crouch, Tennessee, and Gerald (Cheryl) Gilkison, Virginial and three sisters, Anna (Craig) Stange, Arizona, Mary Hatfield, Silver Lake, and Marlene Lovett, Claypool.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on June 21 at McKee Mortuary and will be officiated by Pastor J.P. Freeman. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. June 20 at McKee Mortuary and one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in South Whitley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

Posted on 2014 Jun 19