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Melissa Rae Ruckman

Melissa Rae Ruckman, 58, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., at Oakbrook Village/Envive Nursing Home of Huntington.

Ms. Ruckman lived in Huntington for 57 years and graduated from Huntington North High School with the class of 1981. She attended Pathfinder Day Services and worked at Ken Koat factory for many years. In 2005, she began living in a group home ran by Pathfinder Services. She participated in swimming and ballroom dancing through Special Olympics.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1963 in Columbia City, to Royce Ruckman and Janice Dunfee Ruckman. Her parents survive in Huntington.

Additional survivors include a brother, Mark A. Ruckman, of Dallas, TX; a sister, Christy S. Ruckman, of Huntington; two nieces, Amanda Ditzler, of Fort Wayne, and Sara Cerullo-Knowles, of Kansas City; and a nephew, Gunnar Ruckman, of Dallas.

Calling will take place on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, with a funeral service to immediately follow. Brooks Fetters will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Pathfinder Services Inc., in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

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