Ruth J. Jones, 94, La Porte, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle. Through her 94 years, she gathered a multitude of dear friends and family members. Her quick smile and abundantly giving heart will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ruth was born in Dayton, Indiana, on Feb. 10, 1923, to Albert and Albertha (Golden) Morrison. The oldest of four children, she became "caregiver" to her younger siblings after losing her father at age 12. This caring and dedication extended throughout her life to everyone she met and every endeavor she took on.
On March 7, 1957, in West Lafayette, Ruth married Landis E. Jones who preceded her in death in 1972. She was also preceded by her parents; brothers, John and David Morrison; and sister, Patricia (Dean C.) Ribordy.
Surviving are her sister-in-law, Diane Morrison, West Lafayette; numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ruth worked as a bookkeeper at Mulhaupt's Incorporated in Lafayette for 18 years, at English TV in Logansport for 18 years and nine years with Pioneer School Corporation. She was a member of Door Village United Methodist Church and her faith was evident in every aspect of her life. Being outdoors, in the company of friends or watching any Purdue game were the places she loved to be. Ruth made every Christmas special for her family who cherish memories of her farm home packed with people, wonderful food, filled stockings and piles of gifts.
A celebration of life service will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Door Village United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Denney officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church. Cremation will follow the service with interment at Royal Center Cemetery in Royal Center at 11 a.m. Dec. 16, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Door Village United Methodist Church, 3502 W. Joliet Road, La Porte, IN 46350. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 10, 2017