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Ruth E. (Knight) Woolsey

December 21, 1919 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 98)
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Ruth E. Woolsey, 98, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 8th, 2018 at Springs Valley Meadows.

She was born in Northwest Township in Orange County, Indiana on December 21st, 1919 to John T. and Virginia M. (Scarlett) Knight.

Ruth married James Todd Woolsey on May 21st, 1938 and he preceded her in death on June 16th, 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, (5) Brothers – Francis, Clarence, Amel, Sherman and Henry Knight; and (3) Sisters – Avis and Lela Knight and Audra Deel.             

Ruth attended the Hillham Church of Christ in Christian Union in Hillham, Indiana. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star with over 50 years of loyal membership. Ruth retired from the Springs Valley Shoe Corporation after over 30 years of faithful service.  

She enjoyed quilting, flowers, working crossword puzzles and reading books. Ruth also enjoyed taking senior trips throughout the United States with her late husband.


Ruth is survived by:

(2) Sons                       James R. Woolsey (Judith)                                         French Lick, Indiana

                                    Ronald G. Woolsey (Virginia)                                     French Lick, Indiana

(1) Brother                  Randell Knight (Rosie)                                               Mitchell, Indiana

(4) Grandchildren       Kathy D., Larry R., David R. and Michael T. Woolsey

(2) Great-Grandchildren


A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Mike Newland on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.  Burial will follow in Patoka Memorial Cemetery.



Friends may call on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and again on Wednesday from 12:00 (noon) until the time of service.


The family requests memorial contributions be made In Memory of Ruth E. Woolsey to the Hillham Church of Christ In Christian Union, 11135 IN-56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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