Ruth J. (Walter) Hollingsworth

Born: Sat., Apr. 11, 1936
Died: Tue., May 26, 2020


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., May 31, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., May 31, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Ruth J. Hollingsworth, 84, of Clinton, passed away after a brief illness, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
She was born in Clinton, to Raymond and Elvie Harrison Walter on April 11, 1936.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene “Lefty” Hollingsworth who died May 1, 2013; a son, Raymond; a brother, Carl Walter; and a sister-in-law, Cora Walter.
Ruth is survived by her son, Mark Hollingsworth of Clinton; grandsons, Matthew Hollingsworth and David Polomski; great-granddaughters, Daisy and Lucy Polomski; nephew,
Cole Walter; nieces, Cathy Spires and Cara Goldner; cousin Gay Bumgardner of Rodchester, MI; and adopted family members, Michelle Walter and Dane Heady.
She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Clinton. She was a member for over 50 years of the Order of Eastern Star in Clinton, where she served as Past Matron and as President of the Past Matron and Patron Club of Jerusalem Chapter #254.  She was a dedicated precinct committee woman and worker for the Republican Party for many years, a member of the Wakofe Club, a member of the Clinton Union Hospital Guild, a member of the Vermillion County Defenders’ Board, and a 4-H leader.  Ruth was a farmer’s daughter and wife who enjoyed farming all her life.  She was a graduate of Clinton High School Class of 1954.
Visitation will be on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Frist Funeral Home in Clinton.  The service will be start at  3 pm at the funeral home with Eastern Star services at 3 pm followed by  Pastor Tom Barnett officiating the funeral service.  Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Clinton Union Hospital Guild or the Clinton First United Methodist Church.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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