Ruth A. Wall, 97

Ruth Almeda Wall, 97, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Peabody. 

She was born Aug. 13, 1919, in Wabash County,  to Warren and Lora Winona Belle (Lawson) Ogan.

Ruth was a 1937 graduate of Linlawn High School. She married Ralph Ernest Wall on Sept. 2, 1939, in Wabash; he died May 17, 1990.

She was a homemaker.  She was a former member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash, and a current member of the Warsaw First Christian Church.  She was also a member of the Range Line Home Ec. Club in Wabash County and was a former Cub Scout Den Mother.  Ruth enjoyed reading and sewing.  She lived in the Wabash area until 1963, in Warsaw from 1963 until 1994, then moved to Peabody in North Manchester.

She is survived by four sons, Brian (Doris) Wall of Goshen, David  (Dee) Wall of Denver, Dennis Wall of Leesburg, and Stanley (Jo Elaine) Wall of Warsaw; 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Charles Ogan of Wabash, and her two sisters, Freda Louise Friermood and Vivian Proffitt, and sister-in-law, Nancy Ogan, all of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Diane Marlene Wall, three brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Sue Babovec officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset.  Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Great Lakes Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Ruth may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 14