She was born August 16, 1923 in Sullivan County to Oscar Willie and Daisey (Lambright) Willie.
Ruth married Carl E. Russell on Dec. 31, 1945 and he passed away on May 18, 2011.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Garry & Linda Elaine Russell of Princeton, Ind.; William & Linda L. Russell of Linton; grandchildren, Dusty Elaine Russell, Tony and Michelle Russell, Asanda and Matthew Mason; great-grandchildren, Jakob Richardson, Gage Mason, Garyck Russell, Jordan Bogdan, A.J. Russell, Irelynn Mason; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters; and one brother.
Ruth was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lawton Street Christian Church, O.E.S Hymera Lodge, Clay City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana with Visitation scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with Eastern Star Memorial Services at 6:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Petty and Rev. Curtis Mitchell officiating.
Interment will be at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville, Ind.