OBITUARY

Violet "Ruth" Austin

February 27, 1925June 29, 2018
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Violet "Ruth" Austin, age 93 of Saint John, Indiana passed away peacefully June 29, 2018 at Franciscan in Dyer with her loving family at her side. Ruth was born February 27, 1925 in Richmond, IN to the late Ira and Stella Sherrow. Also preceding her in death are her brothers, Steve, Stan, Paul, and Donald Sherrow. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 72 years, Carroll Austin; children, Emily (Robert) Wesselhoft and Julie (Burnes) Barney; 9 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Howard Sherrow. Ruth was a bookkeeper for her the family's insurance business for many years. She adored her children and grandchildren, and spending time with them. Ruth was a very competitive card player. She was a friend to many, great listener with wise advise. Visitation will be at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 4-7 pm. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 am at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. To leave online condolences, please visit www.chapellawnfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Interment Monday, July 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Violet "Ruth" Austin

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Jan Compton

July 1, 2018

Carroll........Ruth was a great gal and we will all miss her. May you and the family, all, be comforted in the knowledge that Ruth now rests in the comfort of our Lord Jesus’ arms.

Cyndi Thompson(sherrow)

July 1, 2018

My love and prayers are with all of you there. I loved aunt Ruth so very much, even though I didn't get to spend much time with her. Will always remember my trip with her and uncle Carroll and Julie to England. She had so much wisdom. My dad,Stan her brother just adored her. I loved her so much.

Paulette Young

July 1, 2018

When I think of Ruth, I just smile inside. What a loving, caring and beautiful woman. I was blessed from the first day I met her at Bekan insurance, Always helpful and that smile of hers could light up a room. One of the gifts that she had was always to make you feel special when you’re around her. She leaves a legacy to so many peoples lives she touched.




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Biography

Violet "Ruth" Austin, age 93 of Saint John, Indiana passed away peacefully June 29, 2018 at Franciscan in Dyer with her loving family at her side. Ruth was born February 27, 1925 in Richmond, IN to the late Ira and Stella Sherrow. Also preceding her in death are her brothers, Steve, Stan, Paul, and Donald Sherrow. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 72 years, Carroll Austin; children, Emily (Robert) Wesselhoft and Julie (Burnes) Barney; 9 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Howard Sherrow. Ruth was a bookkeeper for her the family's insurance business for many years. She adored her children and grandchildren, and spending time with them. Ruth was a very competitive card player. She was a friend to many, great listener with wise advise.