Ralph E. Anselment, 96, of Carmi passed away at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. He was born in Carmi on August 25, 1925 the son of Louis Joseph and Alma Louise (Kallenbach) Anselment. Ralph married Doris Jean Wright on August 22, 1947 and she preceded him in death on June 21, 2014. He co-owned and operated Cozart and Anselment Building Contractors with his brother, Roy Cozart. Ralph honorably served his country during World War II when he join the Navy. He also served his community. Ralph served as a Carmi City Councilman, on the Carmi Public Library Board, and on White County Senior Citizens Board. In 2018, he was named the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Ralph was a member of First Christian Church in Carmi where he served as an Elder for many years. He was also a member of the Carmi American Legion and VFW.
Ralph is survived by his three children, Ginny (Jeff) Browning of Washington, IL, Connie Bingman of Carmi and Mark Anselment of Thorntown, IN; a brother, John (Verla) Anselment of Carmi; a sister, Deane Fleck of Carmi; five grandchildren, Jacqueline (Jamie) Miller, Justin (Joy) Bingman, Benjamin Browning, Timothy (Emily) Browning, Julie (Austin) Gohn; 11 great-grandchildren, Michael Miller, Elah, Selah and Amorah Bingman, Percy, Abram, Calvin, Willie and Ralphie Browning and Levi and Evelyn Gohn; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and Belle Cozart who raised him after his mother passed, a son-in-law, Terry Bingman; and five siblings, Kenny Anselment, Roy Cozart, Milas "Sonny" Cozart, Doris Fleck, and Minnie Louise Anselment.
Funeral services for Ralph E. Anselment, 96, of Carmi will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Carmi. Burial with military honors by the Carmi American Legion and VFW will be held in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Carmi and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph's memory to First Christian Church or the Carmi Public Library and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.