Ruth Luceil Murray, 75, a resident of 10835 State Road 10, Argos, for the past four months, died of natural causes at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2000, in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. A lifetime Marshall County resident she formerly lived at 908 Jackson St., Plymouth.
Born on February 17, 1924, in West Township, Ruth was the daughter of Evert “Jack” and Goldia Gross Samuels. She graduated from West High School with the class of 1942.
On May 30, 1943, Ruth and Robert L. Murray were married in Plymouth.
A skilled waitress for 30 years, she most recently worked at the Gas America (Amoco) Truck Stop in Plymouth, retiring in 1984.
A “people person,” Ruth liked to play Bingo, travel and meet different people. She was very well organized and enjoyed keeping her picture albums dated and ready to share with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.
She will be remembered as one who truly cared for others. No task was too difficult; she would tackle ticket sales promoting worthy causes. A devoted worker for the Neighborhood Center, she helped them with many of their fundraisers.
Ruth is survived by Robert, her husband of 56 years and their four children, two sons and two daughters. Her sons are Robert W. Murray, Indianapolis and Randall B. and Karma Murray, Argos. Her daughters are Janet E. and Don Johnson, Highlands, Texas and Brenda K. and Dave Bauer, Wichita, Kansas. Twelve grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild survive as well, together with five sisters and a brother.
Her sisters are: Dollie and Richard Ketcham, Ethel and Mack Johnson, Cleo and Glen “Junior” Berger, Velma and Charlie Ottow and Ruby and James Whiteman, all of Plymouth. Her brother, Tommie Samuels and Margaret Dehne are also from Plymouth.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and Tori Bauer, a granddaughter. Three sisters, Stella Hagle, Lulu Paterson, an infant sister, Wanda Samuels and four brothers also preceded her in death: Ernest, Albert, John and Ira Samuels.
Friends will be welcomed by Ruth’s family on Saturday, January 15, 2000, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Her funeral service will be on Sunday, January 16, 2000, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home. The Pastor Thomas Tupps, of the Jordon Baptist Church on 19th Road, Argos, will officiate at the service.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.