Mary Ruth Heck, 96, passed away December 3, 2019 at Evansville Protestant Home.
Born May 5, 1923, in Tell City, Indiana, she was daughter of the late Fred and Ella Werner Heck.
Mary Ruth was the owner and operator of Mary Ruth's Dress Shop for 39 years. She was the 1995 recipient of the Tell City Historical Society's Distinguished Citizen Award. She was an active member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Tell City Historical Society, Columbia Rebekah Lodge, and Tell City Merchants Association.
She enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal baseball, I.U. basketball and playing bridge.
Survivors include her nieces, Jane Wittmer Kuhn and Barbara Shockey both of Newburgh, IN; a great niece and a great nephew and a great-great niece and nephew.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Jean Wittmer.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Monday December 9, 2019 , at Tell City Evangelical United Church of Christ with Rev. Jeff McCarn officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to noon Monday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Tell City Evangelical United Church of Christ, or Perry County United Way.
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