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Ruth Elaine Harding, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully Monday Sept. 4, 2017, at 7 a.m. in Westminster Village with her loving daughter by her side. She was a gifted seamstress who worked at Meis, Roots, and Bachrach. Ruth was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Indianapolis, to Frank Thompson and Cecil (Hood) Thompson.
She is survived by a daughter, Robin Orman (Jack); son, Thomas William "Bill" Harding (Nancy); son-in-law, DeWayne Moss; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Harding, who died in 2000; her daughter, Julie Moss; brothers, Frank "Tom" Thompson and Jim Thompson; a half-brother, George Thompson; and twin great-granddaughters.
Ruth loved crocheting and cake decorating.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017,at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Farmersburg Westlawn Cemetery, with Ric May officiating. Per Ruth's request, there will be no viewing. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Wabash Valley and the staff at Westminster Village. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that for those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to your local humane shelter. DeBaun Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 4, 2017
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