Charlene Dee Rickenbaugh, 53, Ferdinand

Charlene Dee Rickenbaugh, 53, of Ferdinand, died Sunday, September 25, at IU Health in Indianapolis. She was born in Huntingburg March 15, 1969, to Leo R. and Rose Marie (Petry) Mullis. She married Jay Rickenbaugh July 2, 1993, at the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial.

Charlene was an employee of Best Home Furnishings. She enjoyed motorcycles, gardening, and being with family and friends, especially with her husband, and  she loved her dog Lilly.

She is survived by her husband, Jay Rickenbaugh; three sons, Alex and Avery Rickenbaugh, both of Ferdinand, and Austin Rickenbaugh and wife Destiny, Eckerty; one step son, Andy Rickenbaugh and wife Amber, Ireland; one step daughter, Samantha Robinson and husband Nathan, Eckerty; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Diana Cox and husband Richard, Ferdinand, and Becky Miller and husband Junie, Santa Claus; and six brothers, Gary, Leon, and Allan Mullis, all of Ferdinand, Stanley and Richard Mullis, both of Bristow, and Dean Mullis and wife Mary, St. Meinard.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one niece, Beth Ann VanWinkle.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be shared at

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