Ron was born May 4, 1943. He was the son of Darwin and Verna (Coffman) Medlin. He married Patsy McIntosh on June 15, 1963. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2008.
He worked for Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative for 25 years. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Dongola. He enjoyed playing golf and doing home improvement projects. He was a very good “Paw Paw” who enjoyed spending time with all his family.
Ron is survived by three daughters, Rhonna C. Medlin of Dongola, Illinois, Amie K. Ury of Anna, Amanda J. (James T.) Barnes of Benton; three grandchildren, Aniston J. Barnes, Jessamyn T. Barnes, Malachi J. Barnes, all of Benton; nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister, Violet Medlin, brothers, Wesley Medlin and Clyde Lee Medlin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Dongola, Illinois. Rev. Tim Heinecke and Brother Alan Miller officiated. Interment followed at Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To leave online condolences visit www.crainsonline.com.