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Ruth Elaine Doll

March 14, 1939 — January 5, 2024

Ruth Elaine Doll, 84, passed away at home on January 5, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 14, 1939 in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Gerald and Olive (South) Amones. Ruth attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1958.

Ruth married her lifelong sweetheart, Peter James Doll Jr., on May 23, 1959 in Fairfield, CA. They celebrated 47 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on November 24, 2006. She would go on to enjoy a companionship with Robert Croy in September of 2014. He would precede her in death in 2020.

For most of Ruth’s life she was a stay-at-home military mom, traveling throughout most of the country. Eventually, Ruth would go to work as a driver for Head Start through Marshall Starke for several years. . Ruth lived a full life, she was artistic and could do anything with crafts from sewing, knitting and crocheting, and would lead many craft classes Ruth oil painted and was a member of Heartland Artist of Marshall County.

She was a long time Christian woman who loved the Lord with all of her heart. Ruth attended Shiloh Wesleyan Church. She also enjoyed riding her Honda Goldwing with Jim and they often took many road trips and vacations together. Ruth lived in Japan twice as well as many other states during her lifetime.

Ruth is survived by her children, Debra O’Conner of Plymouth; Charlene (Damon) Harrell of Argos; Mark (Paula) Doll of Radcliff, KY; and  Scott Doll of Plymouth; brother John (Chris) Amones, sister Joan (Rev. Doug) Smith; grandchildren: Eric O’Connor, Brittany O’Connor, Kyle O’Connor and Ashley DeBenedetto, Henry Harrell and Laney Schommer, Hannah Harrell and fiancé Chase Gripp, Harrison Harrell, Alyssa Doll, Justin Doll, Dillon Doll, Matthew Doll, Christie (Gerald) Keith, Stephanie (Johnathan) Floyd-Grimes, Nikki Clair, Karson Doll, Cord (Drew Berger) Doll; Great-Grandchildren: Lillie and Eevie Doll; also by Bob Croy’s children: Dennis (Linda) Croy, Kay Croy and Sara Croy.

Ruth is preceded by her husband, Peter James Doll Jr., parents, Gerald and Olive Amones; and companion Bob Croy and his son Doug Croy.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 11-1 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Ed Friberg Officiating officiating.

To live stream the funeral service, please go to:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88396804978

Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial contributions can be made to Center for Hospice Care, 1419 N Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563 or to Shiloh Wesleyan Church Missions, 10532 4B Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563.
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