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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Tuesday December 11th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Wednesday December 12th, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Wednesday December 12th, 2018

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Ruth E. Woolsey

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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I'm very sorry for your loss. In the book of Isaiah 33:24 it says "And no resident will say: I am sick..." What comforting words. Although we may experience illness right now, soon Jehovah God will bring about a time when sickness will be a distant memory. God promises a new world were he will resurrect those who have fallen asleep in death, to their "youthful vigor." (Job 33:25). May these scriptures bring you and your family comfort.

Domonique Williams Dec 15 2018 12:00 AM

Ruth was a wonderful Mother and a friend to all that knew her. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I am sorry I can't be there. Your are definitely in my heart. She was an amazing person. She served her time on earth as an example of how to live life to the fullest. We had a little chat in the nursing home a couple of months ago, she remembered me and we talked about times gone by.

Kay A. Stone Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear about Ruth. She was so very precious to us. Please know you have our sincerest love & sympathy. Gods blessings to you.

Terry & Leah Pinnick Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss she was a sweet lady enjoyed talking with her when she came to the beauty shop

Jane Archer Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM