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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Jeff and Sherri Russell
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
To all of Ruth's family,
We had known Ruth for many years and worked together in the UHC Guild. She was a tireless worker in the Guild and all her other activities she was involved in. She was a friend and we will miss her greatly, as I know you will too. Glad to have counted Ruth among our friends. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless you all.

Karla Wisor
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
My deepest condolence for all of Ruth's family. We spent many years together in OES and she will be truly missed.

Carol Reed Sanquenetti
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
I was sadden to hear of the passing of Ruth. She was a friend to me and a 4H leader to my son and daughter. Ruth blessed many with her kindness. She will be missed.

Sandy Weir
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
To Ruths familia's So sorry for your loss.I was in Eastern Stars with for many years.

Velann Dorfmeyer
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. She was a great friend of my mother, Carmelita Giacoletti. They were in a Eastern a Star together for as long as I can remember.

Brenda Alexander
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was a fantastic friend and we enjoyed visiting every Sunday before church. I'm going to miss my friend. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Nancy Mattsey
   Posted Thu May 28, 2020
I remember Ruth so fondly from my years in Eastern Stars. She often called me hoping I could return to Clinton for a meeting. She was a lovely lady and I know her family and friends will miss her and cherish their many happy memories.

Lori and Joe Carrera
   Posted Fri May 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Lori will miss doing her hair every Saturday morning and updating each other
about what happened the previous week
Ruthie always asked how our kids and grandkids were doing
She also made Christmas cookies for us each year
She always asked about when our new granddaughter was going to be born
It was ironic that our granddaughter was born the same day Ruthie passed away
So sad
One life ends and another begins
Ruthie was a very good person
She’ll be missed

Bruce and Marcia Stengel
   Posted Fri May 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Ruth was always kind to us. And we admired her volunteer spirit for good causes in our community. In Sympathy, Bruce and Marcia Stengel.

bob dunkley
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
To the Hollingsworth family we are very sorry to hear about RUTH we just found out today our families have been friends for years she helped our father take care of his farm for years.SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY!!!!! may she rest in peace!!

the Dunkley family.

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