Ruth B. Borders (Ruthie) Bledsoe


LINTON - Ruth B. Borders Bledsoe (Ruthie), 84, of Linton passed away at 6:52 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Dugger, on Oct. 12, 1932, the daughter of Glean (Possum) Borders and Alta Comstock Borders.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Loren, Gaylen, Max and Gerald (Bud) Borders; and two sisters, Rosemary Welsh and Dorcas Lewellyn.
Ruth was a telephone operator in Dugger for Bell telephone, and worked for Frank Miller Photography for approximately 10 years. She was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Triad in Linton. She was also a Brownie Scout and Girl Scout leader, Church camp counselor and an excellent homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Dugger.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Jack Bledsoe, whom she married on Feb. 16, 1957; two daughters, Beth Sutphin (Dave) of Terre Haute, and Lori Chambers (Marty) of Dugger; two grandchildren, McKinley Robertson (Scott), and Neil Chambers (Kensi); six great-grandkids, Austin, Devyn, Layten, Carter, Rhylan and Charley; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Dugger, with Brother Jerry Carmichael officiating. Burial will follow in Dugger Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Newkirk's Funeral Home, Dugger.
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Published on January 15, 2017
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