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Ruth C. Reid, of rural Columbia City, died at 3:54 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted Thursday evening.
She was born June 16, 1927, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Cecil and Jessamine (Tobin) Fosnaugh. Her formative years were spent in the Roanoke area. She attended Roanoke High School.
On Dec. 29, 1944, she married Marquis Junior Reid. They made their home in Richland Township, Whitley County. Mr. Reid died June 28, 2012.
She was a full-time homemaker and assisted on the farm.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Karen S. Gamble of Palestine Lake and Vickie A. Linton of Pierceton; a son, Ricky A. (Deborah) Reid of Columbia City; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Naomi Bowman of Columbia City, Geraldine Crabill of South Whitley and Dawn Mauk of Atwood; and brothers, Charles Fosnaugh of Columbia City, Harold Fosnaugh of Warsaw, Steve Fosnaugh of South Whitley and Dean Fosnaugh of Huntington.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Gerald Fosnaugh; a brother, Richard Fosnaugh and a sister, Martha Streby.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The visitation will be from noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. The burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Larwill.
Preferred memorials are to donorâ€™s choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.