Sarah Ruth Newkirk, 84, passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus, IN on February 10, 2017.
She was born to Walter Blue and Helen Sanders Blue on April 5, 1932 in Troy Indiana.
Ruth married Lanson Newkirk on May 26, 1956.
She is a retired teacher from Bartholmew County School Corp.
Surviving is her son David Newkirk (Junglui) of Redondo Beach, California; her grandson Ryan Newkirk; sisters in law Lois Bruselton of Princton Indiana; Jean Blue of Tell City Indiana; and daughter in law Ronglui Newkirk, and Caregivers Linda Richey Cole Romine of Columbus Indiana.
She is preceded in death by her Husband, Lanson; Parents Walter and Helen, her son Dennis; brother, Walter Blue Jr; sisters, EmilyWolf, and Mary Helen Aldridge.
Grave Side Services will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Zoercher Gillick Funeral Home at Tell City Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.