Jan. 26, 1931 - Jan. 31, 2013
GRANGER - Ruth Irene Bevis, 82, of Granger, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Michiana Health & Rehabilitation.
She was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Frankfort to Jennings A. and Helen M. (Butcher) Miller.
Surviving are five children, Sherry L. (Dexter) Huntley of Granger, Duane D. (Nancy) Bevis of Mishawaka, Cindy K. (Lee) Winningham of Osceola, Cathy D. (Carl) Sailor of Elkhart and John W. II (Sally) Bevis of Osceola; and eight grandchildren, Celeste Heine, John Bevis III, Jennifer Bevis, Bradley Bevis, Alex Sailor, Rachel Huntley, Sarah Huntley and Mitch Sailor. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Madison Heine, Elizabeth Bevis, Ethan Heine and Nicholas Bevis.
Ruth was preceded in death by three sisters.
Ruth enjoyed playing Scrabble. In her old neighborhood she was known as the "cookie lady." She retired from Whitehall Labs in Elkhart, where she worked for more than 15 years. She was raised by her aunt, Ruth Trobough. She was active in the theater, Impossible Productions, at Whitehall Labs.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2013, and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home in Osceola. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor Bob Vale of Osceola United Methodist Church will officiate. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Fair Cemetery in St. Joseph County.
Memorial contributions may be given to the activity fund at Michiana Health & Rehabilitation.