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Ruth VanGilder

October 19, 1944 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Ruth VanGilder Obituary

Ruth Elaine VanGilder, age 79, of Ossian, passed away January 18, 2024 at home. Ms. VanGilder was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on October 19, 1944 to the late Charles William VanGilder and Frances Marie (Bradford) VanGilder. She was a schoolteacher for many years before retiring in 1999. She lived a quiet, simple, and organized life. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Ossian and her relationship with Christ was of upmost importance to her. She loved time with family and reading. She was faithful to pray for her family and friends.

Although she never had been married nor had any children, she loved her nephews and niece as her own; Ray (Tami) Jones of Michigan, Bert (Cheryl) Jones of Tennessee, Ruth (Matthew) Gullion of Indiana.  She is also survived by great nieces and nephews; Josh (Kali) Jones, Allyson Jones, Ryan Jones, Aaron Jones, Rebecca Jones, Abigayle Gullion, Elisabeth Gullion and one great-great nephew; Judah Jones.
She was preceded her in death by her parents, Charles and Frances VanGilder; her sister, Lois Jones; and her brother-in-law, Ray Jones.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 1001 Dehner Drive, Ossian, Indiana with visitation at 12:00 PM prior to the service. 
Burial will take place on Monday, February 5, 2024 at Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania. 


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February 3, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Ossian
1001 Dehner Drive
Ossian, IN 46777

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Ossian
1001 Dehner Drive
Ossian, IN 46777


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