Ruth Jane Fordice, 85, of Decatur and formerly of Bucktown and Linton, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 at the Harborside Health Care in Decatur.
Born Jan. 11, 1919 in Greene County, she was the daughter of George and Sarah (Peacock) Payne.
She retired from RCA in Bloomington and attended White Rose Church and the Church of God in Linton.
Survivors include a daughter Jean Keller of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George Fordice in 1989; four brothers, Alfred, Wilber, Hobart and Paul Payne; and four sisters, Anna Rine, Bertha Bennett, Rose Prichett, and Beulah Watkins.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with the Rev. Larry Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Dugger Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.