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Ruth Ann Buchanan

March 1, 1925 — September 15, 2015

Ruth Ann Buchanan, age 90, of French Lick, Indiana entered in eternal rest on September 15th, 2015 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.
She was born in Martin County, Indiana on March 1st, 1925 to John W. and Ada B. (Mayo) Lewis.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, (2) Husbands – Joe Wininger and Grant Buchanan, (1) Brother – Harry Lewis and (3) Sisters – Clara Emmons, Ethel Moore and Fern Lewis.

Ruth attended the French Lick High School in French Lick, Indiana. She worked at both the Charlestown Powder Plant and also at the Indianapolis Powder Plant for Crane NSWC. She was a loyal member of the Hillham Church of Christ in Christian Union, the Eastern Star, enjoyed reading her Bible and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by:

(1) Daughter Dawn Joette (Wininger) Zehr and husband Jerry “Tubby” French Lick, Indiana

(2) Step- Daughters Judith Rae Land and husband Carroll French Lick, Indiana
Cathy Mae Antone and husband Jerry Paoli, Indiana

(2) Step-Sons Jerry L. Buchanan and wife Roberta West Baden Springs, Indiana
Garry Edward Buchanan and wife Bernice Elizabeth, Indiana
(1) Brother Howard Lewis Wawaka, Indiana

(1) Sister Waunita Lysinger French Lick, Indiana

She is also survived by several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and numerous loving friends and family over the years.          

Funeral Ceremony will be conducted Saturday, September 19th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. by Mike Grable at the Hillham Church of Christ in Christian Union in Hillham, Indiana. Burial will follow in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Emmons Ridge Cemetery Fund, C/O Elza Quinn, 2475 Hillham Road, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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