Ruth A. Delph, 74, of Pendleton, passed away on July 31, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Anderson. She was born on July 16, 1943 in Marion, Indiana.
Ruth graduated from Fairmount High School, class of 1963, where she sat next to Jim Davis as he sketched Garfield and said, "One day, this cat will be famous." Her brother bailed hay with James Dean.
She is a retired supervisor of Girls' Dorm for Indiana Deaf School.
She was a devout Christian who read her Bible daily. She previously attended Faith Assembly of God and Cornerstone Chapel, where under Rev. Bud Donaldson, she would sign the services for those who were deaf.
Ruth is survived by her children, Melissa (Danny) Boyer, Mark (Katie) Delph; sister, Vera (Robert) Ward; grandchildren, Joshua Delph, Bubby Boyer, Gene Boyer, Ashton Delph, Brayden Delph, Maelena Delph, Tobias Gernand and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Hester Smith; father, Russell Smith; brothers, Milford (Ruth) Smith, Paul (Orpha) Smith, Herbert (Helen) Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017, at Grovelawn Cemetery, Pendleton with Rev. John Ray officiating.
Published on August 1, 2017