Ruth Anna Summers
Ruth Anna Summers, 95, of Wabash, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. She was born on May 21, 1927, in LaFontaine, to George Sr. and Agnes (Mattox) Rapp.
Ruth was a 1945 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She married Glen D. Summers at her parents’ home in rural Wabash County on Sept. 6, 1946, officiated by her uncle; Glen died April 22, 2019.
Ruth worked at Honeywell/Markhon in Wabash, retiring after 40 years. She was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parish and the Ladies Nite Out Home Ec Club. Ruth loved to travel in the motor home and saw much of the United States. One of her first trips was to Niagara Falls in 1954, but her favorite place was Colorado. She also enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, fishing, knitting and reading.
She is survived by her brother, Charles Rapp, of LaFontaine; 11 nieces and nephews, Beverly Howard, Kenneth Rapp, Gary Rapp, Daniel Rapp, Douglas Rapp, Mary Finicle, Barb Cullar, Dave Cullar, Robbie Rapp, John Rapp, and Marlene Minor; and several great nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George Rapp Jr. and Paul Rapp; and one sister, Joyce Cullar.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Larry Wade officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The preferred memorial is to Urbana Yoke Parish.
The memorial guest book for Ruth may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.