Ruth Edson Augustine

April 16, 1925November 3, 2020

Ruth Edson Augustine, 95, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born April 16, 1925 in Aurora, IL to Raymond G. Edson and Grace Hahn Edson. She was retired from Public Service Indiana where she had been an Electric Living Consultant.

Survivors include her son, Frank L. “Skip” Augustine, and his wife Caroline of Encinitas, CA; and two grandchildren, Sarah (Bevan) Augustine of Portland, OR and Peter Augustine of Oceanside, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank L. “Bud” Augustine; and a sister, Alice Rose Edson.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, she went to work for LaClede Gas Company in St. Louis, and while living there she met Bud, and on July 15, 1950 they were married in West Chicago, IL, and returned to St. Louis. After Skip was born the family moved to Cincinnati and Ruth stayed home to tend her family. In 1967 they moved to Bloomington and in 1968 she started working for Public Service Indiana until her retirement in 1990. Ruth was an active member of St. Marks United Methodist Church.

No Services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions be given to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 N. State Road 46 Bypass, Bloomington IN 47408.


  • St. Mark’s United Methodist Church


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jane Parry

November 11, 2020

To Ruth's loved ones,

I knew Ruth from St. Mark's UMC and her work at Krogers. She will be remembered as kind and calm, ever helpful. She never failed to inquire about my brother who had mental problems. Her presence was felt without interference. I am sad she has passed on and share your grief.

In sympathy,
Jane Parry

Norma L Miller

November 11, 2020

So sorry to learn of the passing of Ruth Augustine. Skip, I remember her from your U. School and North days, met her at Krogers many a time. She always brought me up to date on your life.

May you all have lots of good memories of Mom or Grandma.


Karen Wyle

November 9, 2020

I was one of the members of a group that used to meet at Kroger every Monday morning for coffee, and then started meeting for lunch once a month. We eventually called ourselves the Kroger Coffee, Tea and Sympathy Group. Ruth was a member before I was, probably long before.We all enjoyed Ruth 's company very much. We'll miss her smile and her laugh.

Dorothy Korb

November 9, 2020

I remember Ruth as we were members of the the Amanda Club.. She always had that smile for all who were at meetings. That is a great picture. She had a cute little laugh that I can hear when I look at the picture. Many sweet memories.

Alice Myers

November 8, 2020

Skip, Jeff and I send our condolences.

Your mom and I worked together at school when she came to demonstrate proper use of the e!electric range or the microwave. She also introduced me to the job of consumer advisor at Kroger. Your dad and mom were part of the Kroger coffee club that met every Monday morning until the cove shut- down.

I will miss her sweet and caring nature.

Bill & Karen Stucky

November 7, 2020

Dear Skip,

We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s death from St. Mark’s. Bill had heard that she was not doing well from some of the people in his art class but we were saddened to hear the news of her passing. I had talked on the phone to her several weeks ago but since we are not over in the big building as often as before the pandemic, we had not seen her.

We really enjoyed learning to know your mom since we moved here to Bell Trace and before the “shut down” we had a standing dinner date with her in the Bistro every time they served liver and onions. We also saw her often at the Saturday night movies and the exercise classes. We will miss her and so will many others here at Bell Trace.

She was a unique and wonderful person who had become a good friend to us and many others. You have our deepest sympathy at this time and we will miss seeing you and her on your visits. We will be looking for any information that the church or Bell Trace may put out concerning a memorial, etc. in the future as we want to honor her memory.

Thinking of you at this time. Please stay safe and well.


Bill and Karen Stucky


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