Obituary for my great grand-Aunt, Ruth Charlotte (Barkley) Piper. Published in The Times newspaper in Valparaiso, Indiana on October 26, 2007.
Obituary for Ruth Charlotte (Barkley) Piper
RUTH C. PIPER KNOX, IN Ruth C. Piper, age 84, of Knox, IN, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007 in her home. Mrs. Piper was born March 10, 1923 in Wheeler, IN to Charles and Ida (Weddel) [Weddle] Barkley and lived in the Knox area for 29 years, coming from Valparaiso, IN. On April 14, 1951 in South Bend, IN, Ruth was married to Vernon Piper who preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Jennie Carter of Knox, IN; two granddaughters: Mikaela and Dawna Carter both of Knox, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was a retired accountant with the McGill Corp. of Valparaiso. She attended Eagle Creek Church of Knox and was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also active in Starke County tourism, was interested in horses and crafts, and owned the Pied Piper Ceramic Shop. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 29, 2007 and 2:00 p.m. Central Time at Eeagle Creek Church, Knox, IN. Friends may visit on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Rannalls Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, and Monday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
On a more personal note, Ruth Piper was very active in Genealogy and contributed greatly to the research that got me started in the family history. Her contributions to preserving our family’s story are priceless.
Check out my Ancestry Family Tree for Ruth Charlotte Piper.
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