Ruth I. Sterling
Ruth I. Sterling, 82, of Royal Center, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at Chase Center.
Born on Jan. 1, 1937 in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Goldie (Roller) Oswalt.
On Jan. 2, 1953, she married James Harold Sterling. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2014.
Ruth retired after 25 years from Modine Manufacturing in 2001.
She was a member of Crooked Creek Christian Church and her hobbies included reading and going out to dinner with family and friends. Ruth most of all loved spending time with all her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Sandra (Marvin) Franscoviak of Logansport and Steven (Rebecca) Sterling of Royal Center; sisters-in-law, Maxine Oswalt of Royal Center, Buella Oswalt of Plainfield, Alda Hastings of Arkansas and Kaunita Ellison of Arkansas; brother-in-law, Jerry Pratt of Francesville; and grandchildren Ryan, Aubrey, Kristen, Janet, Matthew, Thillia and Chris. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at noon, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Pastor Scott Ellison will officiate.
Burial will follow at Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crooked Creek Christian Church.
Please sign Ruth's online guestbook or leave a condolence for the family at
Published on October 19, 2019


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Linda Bridegroom
Oct 20, 2019
Heaven got a beautiful lady!
Carol Felker
Oct 20, 2019
Ruth was a very special lady. She lived her life for the Lord. I met her at Modine Manufacturing. We worked many years together. I am thankful that God put her in my life.
Betty & Tom Smith
Oct 20, 2019
So sorry for your loss.🙏