Ruthford C. "Stump" Lyons, 83, of Aurora, IN, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in Lawrenceburg, IN.

He was born Friday, November 12, 1926 in Petersburg, Kentucky, Son of the late Edward Chapin Lyon and the late Pearl Marksberry Lyon.

He served his Country during WWII in the Navy. He was a member of Aurora American Legion Post 231 and a 60 year member of the Petersburg Masonic Lodge.

He was a Pilot for the Aurora and Anderson Ferry Boats, retiring after 30 years of service.

Surviving are his Wife, Louise Lyons of Aurora, IN; Sons, Glenn "Mousie" Lyons of Aurora, IN, Randy Lyons of Wilmington, NC, Scott Lyons of Burlington, KY; Sister, Thelma Buckler of Petersburg, KY; Grandchildren, Dawn Hewitt, Morgan Lyons, Alek Lyons and Luke Lyons.  He was preceded in death by his Parents and brother Donald "Moon" Lyon.

Immediate family and close friends will be received 11:00 - 12:30 PM, Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.

Graveside Services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger, KY, Friday, April 16, 2010 at 1:15 pm with John Trinkle officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc.. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.