Ruth LaVerne Mitchell, 88, New Castle, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born March 2, 1925, in Waynesburg, Ky., to the late John Morgan and Arilla (Burke) Mullins.
Ruth worked for a fabric company in Cincinnati in the 1940s, and was also a union member of the garment industry. She worked for the Long Motel in Dunreith during the 1950s, and also cleaned homes in the area for about 30 years. She was the wife of a Navy man, a member of the Spiceland Alumni Association and Liberty Baptist Church in Dunreith. Ruth was an avid bowler, bowling on several leagues. She enjoyed driving, reading, taking pictures, canning, gardening and keeping a diary.
She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Helen Davis (companion Carlos Espinoza), Muncie, John (Carolyn) Mitchell, New Castle, Larry (Vicki) Mitchell, New Castle, Linda (Jerry) Allen, Rushville, and Mark D. (Julie) Mitchell, Windfall; 16 grandchildren, Linda Sue, Michelle, Brent Alan, Misti, Traci, Aimie, Jerry, Katie, Tricia L., Paige, Aaron, Matt, Mike, David, Paul, Tammy and Brian; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The last of 13 children, she was preceded in death by her parents; all her brothers and sisters and their spouses; husband, Hobert; son, David; two grandsons, Brent Hobert and Kevin Scott; and two great-grandchildren, Laken Riley and Jessica.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 3406 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle, with Rev. Tim Dice officiating. Burial will follow in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. You may express condolences or share a memory of Ruth at www.hinsey-brown.com.