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Ruth Lavern Dartt, 104, born September 18, 1908 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Frederick and Dr. Abigail (Shortess) Oberlies, passed away January 22, 2013 at New Harmonie Healthcare, in New Harmony, Indiana.

Ruthís father died when she was a very young child. Her mother remarried to Frank Ruston and her family moved to Ft. Branch, Indiana.


She graduated from Ft. Branch High School in 1925.

Ruth worked for several employers, during her working years, some include: Karl K. Kneckt, Miskel Wolfinger, the Kresge Co. and the K-Mart on Evansvilleís west side.

Ruth was an organist and Sunday school teacher at the First Avenue Presbyterian Church in Evansville. She was an artist, poet and loved to crochet and knit. She enjoyed gardening and filled her homes with African Violets. She loved cats, especially her longtime friend Rusty.

She was preceded in death by her father; stepfather; mother; first husband: George Land; second husband: Robert Dartt; twin sister: Carmen Lucille whom died at birth; 4 step daughters: Eola Schumann, Harriett Fraley, Marilyn Price and I.J. Dartt and one step grandchild: David Green.

Ruth is survived by one stepdaughter: Inez Stanley of California; seven step grandchildren: Steve Schumann of Florida, Nancy Schumann of Ohio, Richard Green of North Carolina, Mike Green of Alaska, Rebecca Bollens and Melissa Fuller both of California and Scott Price of New Harmony, Indiana; 6 step great grandchildren and 2 step great great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Enfield Cemetery in Enfield, Illinois.


Ruth Lavern Dartt