Date of birth: 15 Jun 1903 Hensley, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 9 Dec 1986 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, December 10, 1986
RUTH DENTON HANDLEY - FRANKLIN Franklin resident Ruth Denton Handley, 83, died Tuesday at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Franklin, where she had been a patient for one week. Born in Hensley Township in Johnson County June 15, 1903, she was the daughter of Samuel P. and Dosha (Anderson ) Denton. She married J. Robert Handley Aug. 22, 1923. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1986. A 1921 graduate of Trafalgar High School, she also attended Franklin College. Mrs. Handley had worked as a secretary in the Johnson County Assessor’s Office during the term of her father-in-law, James E. Handley. She also worked as a saleslady for Swanks in Franklin. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, a 62 year member of American Legion Auxiliary and past president of Beta Tau Sigma Sorority. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, where friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, with the Rev. James Shaffer officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Carolyn Handley of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother James Joseph Denton, San Leandro, Calif.; a sister, Shirley Forsyth of Franklin, and one grandchild. She also was preceded in death by an infant son and a brother.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey