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Ruth Johnting

Mrs. Ruth A. Johnting, 82, of Lynn, passed away at 9:07 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born March 12, 1927 in Richmond to George Sr. and Katherine Lahrman Lux. She graduated from High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Omer Johnting on May 1, 1947. They raised 5 children and shared 62 years together on their dairy farm near Lynn. Mrs. Johnting was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn and was active for 20 years with Bible Study Fellowship in Richmond. She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, and playing on her Nintendo Game Boy.

Mrs. Johnting will be missed by her husband, Omer; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Jim Wagner, of Winchester; Linda and Dale Pease, of New Paris, Ohio; Teresa and John Chandler, of Richlands, North Carolina and Becky and Mike Cantrell, of Bakersfield, California; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Deb Johnting, of Lynn, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnting was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, George Lux, Jr.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Paul Nichols at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Church of Christ Roof Project, 206 West Church Street, Lynn, Indiana 47355.

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Dear Omer and Family,

We were so sorry to hear about Ruth. Jack and I were both just talking about you all not long ago. We think about Lynn often.

We loved the home we lived in that was once your alls. You all were some of the finest people we met when we lived there. Omer our thoughts and prayers are with you.

May God be with you.

Kathy, Jack, Travis & Katie Dennison

Kathy & Jack Dennison Jun 21 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Omer and family,
I was so terribly sorry to hear about Ruth. What an example of a truly fine Christian woman. I never saw her where she didn't have a smile on her face and quick to say "hello". A soft voice but a big heart and a lot of love for her family and friends. I am confident the Lord told her "well done my good and faithful servant." My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Amy Hoffman Jun 18 2009 12:00 AM

Aunt Ruth will be sadly missed...she was a wonderful woman with a gentle spirit :) My heart goes out to Uncle Omer, Kathy, Linda, Teresa, Becky and Bill and their families. May God be with you in your time of grief. I will be unable to be with you physically but my heart will be there with you. As with my mom and dad...shes in a better place now.
Debby (Johnting) Basso

Debby Johnting Basso Jun 18 2009 12:00 AM