Ruth F. Earp, 85, a lifetime Plymouth resident died following an illness, at 12:05 a.m. Monday, March 03, 2003 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Since December Ruth has resided with her daughter Dawn Ann and family in Bremen . Ruth was born the daughter of Frank L. and Verna Ellinger Dunfee, on July 17, 1917 in Rochester , Ind. and attended Plymouth schools. For many years Ruth worked as a waitress at the Plymouth Holiday Inn, The Waranna and Heeters Bakery. Prior to her retirement she served as an aide for the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home. She enjoyed crocheting, making dolls and Christmas stockings for her 15 grand, 20 great and 13 great-great grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Grace Baptist Church and a former member of the Plymouth Moose Auxiliary. Ruth is survived by her four children; daughters, Rebecca L. (Angel) Gill of Portage , Dawn Ann (Loren) Bules of Bremen and sons, Steven D. (Karen) Yenna of Bremen and Bruce A. (Ronda) Yenna of Plymouth. A step-son, Russell Ray Yenna of Bradenton , Florida also survives. Preceding Ruth in death was her former spouse, Roscoe E. Yenna Sr., a son Roscoe E. Yenna Jr., a brother Franklin LeRoy Dunfee and sister Ruby Eileen Dunfee. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wed. March 5th in the New Oakhill Cemetery Chapel where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. The Rev. Dr. Paul Loder of the Faith Baptist Church , Plymouth will officiate. Burial will follow in the New Oakhill Cemetery . Memorial gifts may be made to the Marshall Co. Hospice.
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