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(April 11, 1938 - May 25, 2013) 


Ruth Ann (Chaplin) Ries, 75, of Mt. Vernon, entered the gates of Heaven early Saturday morning.


Ruth was a member of First United Methodist Church 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 Elizabeth Ries.


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 6:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013 at First United Methodist Church 601 Main St. in Mt. Vernon with Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer officiating.


Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm service time on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Church.


Ruth Ries