Ruth Rauch

1925 ~ 2021 (age 95)



Ruth E. Rauch, age 95, passed away Thursday morning, February 4, 2021 at her daughter’s home, after an extended illness.

She was born in Randolph County, Indiana, May 24, 1925, the daughter of Orville & Nellie (Fields) Starr, attended schools there and had been employed in county government, in Jay county several years, as a social worker in family service/family planning division.

She leaves behind her husband, Max Rauch; a stepson, Scott Rauch, stepdaughter, Nicole Hilliard; Ruth's two daughters:  Dr. Teresa E. McDaniel and Pamela Griffith; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Fowler; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, step-great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by two sons, Monte Fowler on March 10, 2014 and Ted Fowler in 2019. A step-son, Rex Rauch also precedes her, along with one brother and four sisters.  

Ruth’s final wishes were to be cremated, with interment at Weimer Cemetery near Saratoga, with her parents and siblings.  A memorial service will be at a later date.

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