Ruth E. Henkel

September 3, 1923July 18, 2018

Ruth E. Henkel, 94 of Newburgh, IN passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at River Pointe Health Campus in Evansville. She was born in Chicago, IL on September 3, 1923 to the late Thor and Magdeline Nystrom.

She was a long time member of Newburgh United Methodist Church and Newburgh Women’s Club. Ruth was a retired bookkeeper. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching special game shows, crossword puzzles, traveling, and she especially enjoyed her daughter and son-in-law’s cooking.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert Fred Henkel; daughter, Patricia Lee Meisinger; brothers, Don and Bob; and sister, Helen.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra Resing (Michael) of Newburgh; grandchildren, Patricia, Kirsten (Bart Battles), and Cameron McConnell (Jason Moore); great-grandchildren, Olivia George, Lindsey Battles; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Newburgh United Methodist church officiated by Rev. Chuck Sommers and Rev. Craig W. Duke with burial in Mount Emblem Cemetery Elmhurst, IL at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.


  • Memorial Service Monday, July 23, 2018

Ruth E. Henkel

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Tom and Laurel Young

October 30, 2018

Dear Debra and all of Ruth’s dear family
We met your parents over 35 years ago on our first cruise and we have stayed in touch all these years.We recently moved and I was going over my Christmas card list and we wondered about your mom and found the obituary online.We are so very sorry for your loss.She was a delightful lady who we always thought of with such fondness.We met you years ago while on a trip to Florida and the twins were babies!
Please accept our most sincere sympathy.
Tom and Laurel Young
Sault Ste Marie,Ontario,Canada

Richard Morris

July 23, 2018

I'm going to miss you.I so sorry I can't make it to the service today I to remove some kidney life has been better with you in it,and I will think of you both often.I know that you are holding hands with Bob and watching over your family and friends. You will always be in my heart and I will never forget you.

Love you forever Richard😢

Celeste Baumholser

July 19, 2018

I met Ruth when she and her family, and my family, came to see her granddaughter, and my daughter sing with the school recital.
Ruth was warm, engaging, and had a great sense of humor. I then saw her again at the Newburgh Women's Club, and then at Newburgh United Methodist Church, and we became friends. After she became more home bound, I visited her and served her Communion once a month. Our relationship was always mutually supportive . I enjoyed her, and through Ruth I also got to meet her daughter, Debbie, and Cameron, her grandson. She was a joy and she will be in my heart forever. I will miss my time with her.
Celeste Baumholser