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Ruth V. Benjamin, 109, of Marshall, and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
She was retired from Quaker Maid as a supervisor after 42 years of service.
Ruth was born Jan. 17, 1908, in Clark County, the daughter of Andrew and Eva Joy Wyrick. She married Harold Benjamin on Jan. 3,1927, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1971.
Surviving are a nephew, John (Etta) Wyrick; several great-nieces and nephews, including Brenda Kay (David) Belt and Suzette (Tim) Kimel; several great-great-nieces and nephews, including Derek Belt, Bridgett Belt, Justin Kimel and Brittany (Joe) Stubblefield.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hurley Wyrick, Hubert Wyrick and Quincy Wyrick; her twin sister, Naomi Wyrick; and sister, Marie Farris.
She was a member of the Maplewood Christian Church of Terre Haute, Ladies of the Moose Auxiliary and volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center of Terre Haute from 1965 to 1990. She loved cooking, reading, gardening and working with her flowers.
Services in honor of her life will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Livingston Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Published on May 25, 2017
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