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Ruth Bottomley passed away at the Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at age 100 on September 17, 2012.


She was born September 22, 1911, the eldest daughter of Joseph and Ethel (Welborn) Gerton.

Ruth worked at the overall factory in Mount Vernon and the shipyard in Evansville before taking a position at Hasting Equipment Company in Mount Vernon, Ind. She worked at Hasting’s for 31 years. Ruth loved her flower gardens and especially her roses.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Sue Garrett, and a grandson, H. James Rains, III. She is also preceded in death by all her siblings: Ruby, a twin sister who died in infancy, one brother, Clyde Gerton and four adult sisters, Juanita Klotz, Leona Glover, Margaret Stephen, and Mary Ellen Hundley.

Ruth is survived by daughter, P. Ann Rains of New Harmony, granddaughter, Karen Gayle Beltran and two great grandsons, Zachary and Zane Beltran of Indianapolis, plus many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 4 pm, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Welborn Methodist Church with Pastor John Adams officiating. Burial was at the Welborn Cemetery.


Ruth Bottomley