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Service set for Ruth Phelps

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Ruth E. Phelps of Monticello, Ind., died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Whispering Pines Rehabilitation Center, Monticello. She was 88.

Born on Tuesday, June 6, 1922 in Francesville, Ind., she was the daughter of George Roy Anderson and Esther Leona (Doll) Anderson. On Nov. 23, 1947 in Francesville, she married Robert D. "Bob" Phelps, who survives in Monticello.

Also surviving are sons Jerry (wife Jean) Phelps formerly of Chesterton and now of Monticello, James (Joni) Phelps of Bluffton, Ind., and Tommy (Susan) Phelps of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; grandchildren Kimberly (husband Greg) Phelps-Rusk of W. Lafayette, Ind., Julie (Dan) Phelps-Oldenkamp of Monticello, Alyssa (Samuel) Phelps-Chumbley of Carmel, Ind., and Christian (Sarah) Phelps of Monticello; great-grandchildren Camella and Connor Oldenkamp and Gatlin and Emily Phelps; brothers Merl (Marty) Anderson of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Don (Phyllis) Anderson of Granburg, Texas; niece Mary Lee (Eldon) Gutwein of Monticello; and several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Leona Grossenbacher, and brother John Anderson.

She moved to the Monticello community in 1947 from Francesville. She worked at the old Bryan Mfg. Company for 20 years. She also worked at the Monticello Health Care for three years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello and the Rachel Circle Women's Group.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. The Rev. Tom Albaum of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery of rural Monticello. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the funeral home.


Posted 12/13/2010