Ruth Burkholder, 92, of Wabash, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, in Wabash.
She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Gas City, to the late Roy and Betsy (Yates) McCormick.
Ruth married Kenneth L. Burkholder Oct. 25, 1952; he passed away in 1975. She was a member of the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Wabash and of the Wabash Moose Lodge #1195.
Ruth is survived by her three sons Francis (Rita Leanne) Voland, Charles (Jody) Burkholder, and Robert (Sally) Burkholder, all of Wabash; one daughter, Linda (Paul) Sleighter, North Manchester; one sister Dorothy McCormick, Fairmount; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992 with Pastor Lou Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral service, starting at noon at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992.