She was born on April 20, 1916 in Rutland, Ind., to Frank Orange & Hallie (Lowry) Cowen and had lived most of her adult life in the Argos community. On Feb. 16, 1936 in Culver, Ind., she married Walter Lyman Gordon who preceded her on April 13, 1998.
Ruth was homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband who owned and operated the Standard Oil Station in Argos, Indiana. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, Argos, Indiana; former member of the Eastern Star of Argos, and Indiana Rainbow Girls – Mentoring program for the Argos Chapter.
Ruth graduated from Culver High School with the class of 1934. She was an avid flower gardener. She had large flower gardens in her two homes in Argos. Ruth also made many of her own clothes in her younger days and was still making alterations to her clothes while living in the nursing home. She made great apple pies and egg noodles for her grand kids.
Ruth is survived by her son: Walter L. Gordon and wife Isabel of Rochester, Ind.; daughter-in-Law: Kristen Anne Gordon of Plymouth; nine grandchildren: Laura Kim (Doug) Snyder; Darci Jo (John) Hampton; Michelle Kay (Matt) Chamberlin; Matthew Larry Gordon; Walter Gregg Gordon; Robyn Janan (Chris) Zeiger; Aaron J. Gordon; Aaron Wayne (Rachel) Payseno; and Laverne Jeanette (Ben) Aguillon: 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister: Lida B. Thompson-Norris of Argos; 21 nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Larry Gene Gordon; daughter: Brenda Kay Gordon; sisters: Edith Staley, Irene Hissong, Florence Baker, Marjorie Andersen, Betty Castleman; brother: Eldon Cowen.
Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2014 at the Argos United Methodist Church with Rev. Dewey L. Miller Jr. of the Argos United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Poplar Grove, Culver, Indiana
Memorial Contribution may be made in memory of Ruth M. Gordon to the Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, IN