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Obituary for Edwin Rufus Putman

Retired Funeral Director of Anderson Funeral Home

Edwin Rufus Putman, age 90, of Lebanon, OH, died Wednesday March 20, 2019 at Otterbein of Lebanon. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 31, 1929 to Edwin and Adaline (Dressel) Putman. Ed served in the Army during the Korean War. He was employed with Anderson Funeral Home for 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Melissa McClanahan. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Janet Howison Putman, a son, Mark (Marge) Putman; son in law Don (Darlene) McClanahan, grandchildren, Sarah Putman, Alison (Liam) Gambill, Abigail Martin, and Andrew (Abbie) McClanahan  and Mary Katherine McClanahan; also great grandchildren, Logan, Greyson, Charlotte, Aston and Odin. Memorial Services are Saturday 4:00 pm Saturday, March 30 at the Otterbein Chapel with George Phillips officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 pm until time of service. Please visit to send an online condolence.

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