Ruth L. Taylor – Loogootee
August 10, 1925 – April 4, 2019
Ruth L. Taylor, 93, died Wednesday, April 4, 2019, at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Taylor was a longtime resident of Nobles Court in Loogootee. Born in Lawrence County on August 10, 1925. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, and wife for much of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Eva Pearl (Emmons) Johnson; as well as her husband, Ernest Taylor, whom she married on September 10, 1943, in Lawrence County. Mr. Taylor died in June 2001.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by two children, a son, Larry Taylor of Eckerty, and a daughter, Deretha “Dee” Collins of Loogootee. Also survived by eleven grandchildren: Robert Taylor, Joe Melton, Ernie Taylor, Amy Salmon, Alisha Troutman, Becca Montgomery, Angie Phares, Toby Taylor, Beau Taylor, and Amber Velazco; twenty great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, as well as a son, Ernest Taylor and Great great-granddaughter, Jessica Troutman.
Ruth was a life long member of the Assembly of God Churches, attending the Loogootee Maranatha Assembly of God Church.
Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Loogootee Maranatha Assembly of God Church with Pastor Dwayne Smith officiating. Mrs. Taylor’s visitation will also be held Saturday from 11 a.m until 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the family to help defray expenses.
Services are under the direction of the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Inc., Shoals, IN.