Norma Ruth Garringer
Norma Ruth Garringer, 91, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 23, 2020.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1928, to Ira and Elda (Free) Remley in Anderson. She lived a full and active life, including extensive travel throughout the United States, Israel, Egypt, Africa and Russia. Ruth was an active and devoted Christian throughout her life and generously supported the work of various global missions. She also enjoyed family gatherings, home decorating, reading, gardening and tennis.
Ruth earned an RN degree from IUPUI at the age of 44 and proudly served the ICU patients at Community Hospital for more than 20 years.
Ruth was married 45 years to World War II veteran, Rex Garringer, with whom she had four children. The unions of her children, Brenda (Stan) Loutner of Columbus, Rex (Rhonda) Garringer of Anderson, Rebecca (Frank) Johnson of Albuquerque and Ron (Monica) Garringer of Missouri resulted in 15 grandchildren, Kelly, Chellee, Sara, Benjamin, David, Ryan, Jama, Jalon, Jodi, Jessica, Josh, Jason, Christen and Aaron. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her beloved pet, Jose.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, Anderson.
Services will be held immediately following visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Stan Loutner officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Ruth's honor to a charity of your choice.
Published on January 28, 2020


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Pam & Dan Sweet
Feb 02, 2020
Rex,Rhond and family,
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person, I remember working with her at Community Hospital. She will be missed! Hold on to the memories! Prayers for the family.
Carole Reed
Jan 31, 2020
I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful lady. She was very kind and much loved . Sorry for your loss. Wish we could be with you ! Praying for the family!🙏🙏
Jason Danita Corny
Jan 30, 2020
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Tony & Leesa Huddleston
Jan 29, 2020
Ruth was a dear woman and sister-in-CHRIST. Prayers for the family.
Michael and Chasidy Douglas
Jan 29, 2020
Aunt Ruth was always the sweetest person and always welcomed her out of state family warmly. We will miss visiting her so much. She is now at peace with our Lord Jesus and we will see her again!
Sallie mattox
Jan 29, 2020
She was a joy to be around. I’m sure she was welcomed home by her Savior.
Jack keesling
Jan 28, 2020
Rex, Rhonda, Brenda and family-what a wonderful lady we have lost. Full of energy and full of life. We will miss this lady immensely.Our prayers are with all of you and the family.
Ron & Becky Collins
Jan 28, 2020
You very rarely, if ever, saw Ruth without a smile—and a BIG one at that! I can still hear that infectious giggle of hers. She was a very special lady and impacted countless lives. What a wonderful Christian, nurse & grandmother. We loved her and will miss her so, but i know she delights in her graduation into God’s Kingdom. Rest in peace Ruth.