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Ruth Ray Huntwork Reed passed away March 6, 2018, in Springhill Village Nursing Home. She was 99 years old, born on Jan. 11, 1919, to Marvin Henry and Bertha Armstrong Ray. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lawrence Huntwork and George Reed; her brother, Russell Ray; her two sons, Oscar and Tip Huntwork; and her daughter-in-law, Jan Huntwork.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Ann Huntwork; sister, Maxine Ray Pound; stepchildren, Sam Reed (Christy) and Susan Reed Chapin (Rick); her grandchildren, Sheri Huntwork Lawson (Jay), Brad Huntwork, Shannon Huntwork Godden (Tom), and Stacey Huntwork Harless (Matt); and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
Ruth taught school for many years, mostly the second grade in Vigo County. She was a member of the Pierson Township Lions Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Pierson Township Home Extension Club, and Blackhawk Community Center. She held offices and was very active in all the above organizations. She was a long standing member with the Blackhawk Community Church. Ruth will be remembered as a "take charge" person in all her clubs and affiliations, and for always providing her signature chicken and noodles and well loved coconut cream pie.
Services for Ruth will be Friday, March 9, 2018, at 1 p.m. in Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, Ind., 47804. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on March 6, 2018
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