Carlton L. Rule

May 17, 1927 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Carlton Rule Obituary

Carlton Leroy Rule, a World War II Navy veteran of Findlay, peacefully passed away January 17, 2024, at Birchaven Village at the age of 96. He served on the USS Franklin and received the American Theater Medal and Victory Medal.

Carlton was born May 17, 1927, in Kenton, Ohio, to Guy and Nellie (Baker) Rule. He married his sweetheart, Ruthanna (McNutt) on Thanksgiving Day 1950 in Wharton, Ohio, and she preceded him in death in 2019.  

Carlton was a member of IBEW Local 8 in Toledo and attended United Methodist Church. Many times, he would volunteer at the Findlay Chopin Hall and Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Carlton enjoyed hunting, working on cars, woodworking, and electrical projects.

He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Those left behind to cherish Carlton’s memory are his grandchildren, Jason W. Rule of St. Petersburg, FL, and Beth-El Shepherd of Anderson, IN; great-granddaughter, Eva Mae Shepherd; and daughter-in-law, Diane Powell Rule of Findlay.  

In addition to his parents and wife, Carlton was preceded in death by his son, Steven P. Rule; brother, Guy Rule; and sisters, Bernice McLree, Lavon Derr, Alice Kratt, and Ruth Joliff.

Friends and family may visit Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay, 419-422-1500, where his funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery where military honors will be rendered by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.  

Memorial contributions in Carlton’s name can be made to Chopin Hall, 1800 N. Blanchard St., Ste. 125, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.huffordfh.com.

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January 24, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hufford Family Funeral Home
1500 Manor Hill Rd
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
January 24, 2024

1:00 PM
Hufford Family Funeral Home
1500 Manor Hill Rd
Findlay, OH 45840

Interment following funeral service
January 24, 2024

Knollcrest Cemetery
St. Rt. 12
Arcadia, OH 44804


1800 N. Blanchard St. #125, Findlay OH 45840


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