Ruth L. Shenefield, age 78, of Andrews, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 8:47 pm at Millers Merry Manor, Wabash. She worked at United Technology. She was a member of Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.
Ruth was born December 20, 1942, in Huntington County, a daughter of Alva and Mildred (Buzzard) Searles. On January 26, 1963 she married her beloved husband Maurice L. Shenefield in Huntington. He passed away January 31, 2016. She is survived by a daughter Penny Small of Claypool, a son Dennis (Amanda) Shenefield of Virginia, 2 brothers Gene (Pat) Searles of Warren and Ray (Jane) Searles of Bluffton, 1 sister Mabel (Robert) Burnsworth of Huntington, 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by siblings Harold “Joe” Searles, Roger Searles, Carl Searles, Carlette Searles, Herb Searles, Glen Searles, Mary Louise Anderson, and Barbara Searles.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 2 at 3:00 pm at Mt. Etna Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Mt. Etna United Methodist Church c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Homes, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.
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