Ruth E. Sickmiller
July 8, 1948 — Jan. 29, 2011
TIPPECANOE — Ruth Elaine Sickmiller, 62, a lifetime Marshall County resident, died at 3:25 a.m Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne.
The daughter of John and Avis Renz Howard, Ruth was born in Plymouth July 8, 1948. She had attended Plymouth Schools, and was very proud when she obtained her GED.
July 17, 1966, as Ruth Cooley, she married Sandro Sickmiller in Plymouth.
Ruth had worked at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Center for several years, then became a substitute teacher at Menominee School for the special needs children.
Her family was her life; she loved to cook, read, watch the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and had a large collection of different types of frogs.
Ruth is survived by Sandro, her husband of 44 years; a son, Scott (Sherri) Sickmiller of Tippecanoe; two daughters, Bobbi Sickmiller of Tippecanoe and Melissa (Ryan) Klingerman of Argos; and four grandchildren.
Also surviving Ruth are three brothers: Joe (Bev) Cooley of Talma, Dan (Raelene) Cooley of Milford, Jack Howard of Nappanee; and a sister, JoAnn (Bill) Martin of Bourbon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Cooley; and a sister, Debra Howard.
Friends may visit with Ruth’s family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. Charles Krieg, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorials in Ruth’s name may be made to: Alzheimers Association, 425 N. Michigan Street, #308, South Bend, IN, 46601-1236 or The Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Suite C, Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s website: www.johnson-danielson.com .
Funeral Director – Donald K. Wilson – ph. 574-936-2829