Ruth C. Early

Ruth C. Early, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Signature Health Care.

Ms. Early was a 1942 graduate of Huntington Township High School. She worked at Essex from 1962 to 1973 and was a member of New Life Fellowship Church.

She was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Huntington, to Andrew and Elsie Seeley Petersen.

Survivors include two daughters Debra K. Smith and Choleta E. Scher, both of Columbia City; two sons, Marvin "Lloyd" Early, of Valparaiso, and Joe Early, of Huntington; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

There will be no public visitation or funeral service.

Interment will take place at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion at a later date.

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