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Ruth Elizabeth Daugherty

June 20, 1928 December 29, 2018
Ruth Elizabeth Daugherty
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Ruth Elizabeth Daugherty, 90

UPLAND – Ruth Elizabeth Daugherty, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Marion surrounded by her family.
She was born in Blackford County on June 20, 1928 to Shank Brown Whetsel and Nancy Mae (Adamson) Whetsel. Both of her parents preceded her in death.
Ruth graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1946 and married Allen Junior Daugherty on November 3, 1946. He precedes her in death on May 31, 1999.
She retired from CPC (GM) formerly Fisher Body in Marion in 1991.
Ruth attended United Methodist Church in Upland and was also a member of Tri-Dice Club, Dana Sympathy Club and CPC Sympathy Club. She was also a regular to the Upland Senior Center for lunch on Wednesdays. She volunteered at University Nursing Home for several years.
She enjoyed watching football, especially the COLTS. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her family and the bigger it got the more she liked to brag. She had a huge heart for her whole family and she even though she was blessed with her own huge crew of family members she made room for her friends and their children at her table.
Ruth loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. Before she came down with health issues she would spend hours cooking and preparing for when her family and friends would come over.
Her favorite pastime was talking on the phone and she had a gift for sending cards to family and friends, for birthdays, holidays, special occasions or just because she was thinking of you. She was known for her smile that lit up a room and her good sense of humor. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her because she made everyone who came into contact with her feel special.
Ruth will be sadly missed by her children, Pamela K. “Pam” Daugherty of Van Buren, Robert A. “Bob” (wife, Gloria) Daugherty of Upland, Anthony W. “Tony” Daugherty (companion, Darlene) of Manchester, Connecticut, William S. “Bill” Daugherty Sr. (companion, Linda Leech) of Hartford City, Patricia A. “Pat” Inman of Upland, Victoria L. “Vickie” Thompson of Marion, Kathleen S. “Kathy” (husband, Robert “Bob”) Breedlove Jr. of Marion, Karen L. (husband, James “Jim”) Ensor Jr. of Marion, Scott E. Daugherty of Indianapolis, Jane M. (husband, Merrill “Howie”) Nichols of Van Buren and Deanna R. (husband, Charles “Chuck”) Ritter of Marion; grandchildren Tracey (Mike) Barley, Bob (Ann) Loftis, Bobbie Jo Brenner, Jennifer (Shane) Murray, Danny (Stephanie) Daugherty, Rich (Patty)Daugherty, Tony Daugherty, George Daugherty, Matt Daugherty, Chris Daugherty, Cricket (Andy) Alfrey, Bill (Tamma) Daugherty, Wade (Amanda) Daugherty, Steve (Kim) Buffenbarger, Bobby (Misty) Buffenbarger, Cassie Leech, Joey Wiggins, John (Cindy) Inman, Doug Inman, Andy (Laurie) Inman, Elizabeth Lyon, Nancy Smith, Kathy (Kent) Wilson, Patti (Brian) Smith, Lisa (Caleb) Thompson, Eric (Cecilia) Ensor, Tyler (Baylee) Ensor, Jeramie (Meranda) DeCamp, Joey (Tiffany) DeCamp, Jade (Nathan) Metz, Jessica (Mike) Sanders, Melyssa Ritter, Madison Ritter and Amanda (Eric) Jamison, 71 great-grandchildren plus spouses and 3 great-great-grandchildren; best friends, Doris, Mary, Bernice and Cindy; sister-in-law, Helen Daugherty of Albany; several nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her infant daughters, Nancy and Nora Daugherty, sisters, Alice E. Brewer and Martha Whetsel, grandchildren, Lisa Loftis and Bubby Thompson and great-grandchild, Allie Jo DeCamp, son-in-law, Phillip Inman.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at Upland United Methodist Church, 201 N. 8th St., Upland, IN. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery in Upland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the church.
Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St. Hartford City is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, Heart to Heart Hospice or Upland United Methodist Church.
The family would like to extend a Thank You to Heart to Heart Hospice and especially Katie for all the care and friendship she extended to Ruth.
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