Mrs. Ruth Roberta Davis- Heeter, age 90, of Tipton, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor following an extended illness. Ruth was born November 20, 1928, in Elwood to James T. Davis and Edna (Parry) Davis.
Ruth was a homemaker all of her life and also worked in the dietary department of Mercy Hospital for 13 years. She was a faithful member of Zion Chapel Church in Elwood where she was involved in fund raisers, funeral dinner preparations and many other committees.
Ruth was united in holy matrimony with Harold William Heeter on April 12, 1948. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2013. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Dr. Debbie (Terry) Heeter-King and Dianna Heeter-Foshee, both of Elwood, Niece Donna Davis-Buckland and nephew Gary Davis both of Michigan.
Ruth deeply loved her grandchildren, Brandon Kilgore, Brittany King-Kraus, Joshua Altherr, James Altherr, Jessica Altherr-Gross, Justin Altherr, and 13 great grandchildren.
Her family paid this tribute to her, "Ruth was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, she often opened her heart and her home to her children for meals, and if need be, a place to stay."
Ruth was preceded in death by her father, James T. Davis, mother, Edna (Parry) Davis, and her husband Harold W. Heeter.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at Dunnichay Funeral Home with Rev. Amos Carmichael of Zion Chapel Church officiating, Burial will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Elwood Animal Shelter.
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