June 13, 1937 - Feb. 23, 2013
ELKHART — Ronald L. DeVore, 75, of Elkhart, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born June 13, 1937, in Elkhart to the late Quinn DeVore and Anita (Bloss) Barnes.
Ronald is survived by two sons, Randy DeVore of Elkhart and Mark (Christine) DeVore of South Bend; a daughter, Anita (Larry) Byrd of Bristol; two sisters, Karen Hager of Elkhart and Jackie (Frank) Bolton of Goshen; his lifelong companion, Mary Jane Waltz; three stepchildren, Karen McGinnis, Kathy Shupert and Sharon Young; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Les DeVore.
Ronald’s favorite saying was, “God loves you and so do I.” He had a zest for life, he loved being around his family and friends and loved his dog, Jake.
A private family memorial service will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family or to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.
Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.