Ruth Ann (Chaplin) Ries, 75, of Mt.Vernon, entered the gates of Heaven early Saturday morning.
Ruth was a member of FirstUnitedMethodistChurch where she was active in the Women’s group and had
served as chairperson for numerous years on the wedding committee. She loved
working with children and had also taught Sunday school. Ruth was one of the
first Teachers at Susanna Wesley where she eventually retired from. She also
retired as the Bookkeeper for Ries Farms Inc. Along
with her extensive church involvement she was active in the Purdue Extension
Homemakers Club where she has served as President several times. Ruth was a
longtime member of the Busy Homemakers Group and 4 H where she also served as a
club leader. Ruth was best known for her love for her children, grandchildren,
and now her great grandchild. She enjoyed attending any event they participated
in. Her genuine smile and selfless love will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; Warren and Gertrude (McClure) Chaplin; sisters, Mary Chaplin
and Sadie Searcy; brother, Charles Chaplin; granddaughter, Kaylee
Ruth leaves behind her
husband of 52 years, David O. Ries; their children,
David O. Ries (Kim), Jim Ries
(Melanie), Peg Heckman, Charles Ries (Mary) all of
Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Danielle (Nathaniel), Brianna,
Madison, Maria, McKenzie, Sam, Elizabeth and Abigail; great grandchild, Adelea; sister, Grace (Chaplin) Leonard of Montgomery, AL;
brother in law, Paul (Martha) Ries; sister in law, Phyllis
Ries all of Mt. Vernon; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at Thursday, May 30,
2013 at First United
Methodist Church 601 Main St. in Mt.Vernon with Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer
Visitation will be from until
service time on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Church.