Ruth C. Early, 90

Dec. 27, 1923 — June 12, 2014 Ruth C. Early, 90, of Huntington, passed away at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Signature Health Care. Ruth was a 1942 graduate of Huntington Township High School. She worked at Essex from 1962 through 1973 and was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church.Ruth was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Huntington, a daughter of Andrew and Elsie (Seeley) Petersen.Survivors include two daughters, Debra K. Smith of Columbia City and Choleta E. Scher of Columbia City; two sons, Marvin “Lloyd” Early of Valparaiso and Joe Early of Huntington; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Ellen M. Feightner, Edna L. Divelbiss, and Sylvia J. Miller.There will be no public visitation or funeral service.Interment will take place at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion at a later date.To sign Ms. Early’s on-line guest registry, visit