RUTH L. PINKSTON GARDNER, 89, of Terre Haute and formerly of Jasonville, Indiana passed away at 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 in Greene County General Hospital, Linton, IN.  

She was born April 29, 1927 in Sullivan, IN to Orval A. Pinkston and Hassie (West) Pinkston.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Dixie & Dave Burkett of Jasonville, Brenda Harstine Durham of Mt. Carmel, IL; grandchildren, Danny & Yonny Ansorge, Darren & Linda Ansorge, Jeremy & Kristen Burkett, Cindy & Bill Manuel, Jen & Ron Rector; great-grandchildren, Brayton Rector, Blane Rector, Brett Rector, Sgt. Jorden Manuel, Austin Manuel, Ryan Ansorge, Beverly Ansorge, Chris & Melissa Ansorge, John & Victoria Ansorge, Vinnie & Amanda Spezzo; great-great-grandchildren, Hailey, Aubrey, Trent, Eli, Luke, Landon, Ethan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl “Herb” Gardner in 2006; daughter, Lisa Boston in 2017; infant son, Danny Earl May in 1962; half-brother, Paul Pinkston; half-sisters, Geneva Raves, Inez Frisbie.

Ruth was a graduate of Farmersburg High School, Class of 1945. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wilson General Baptist Church. Ruth was a very artistic person who enjoyed painting, crocheting and making craft projects. She enjoyed word search and working puzzles. Ruth was a loving and generous mother to her 3 daughters and she will be greatly missed by her entire family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, IN; Visitation was scheduled from 10 to 2 Saturday. Funeral Services immediately followed visitation at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Darren Sluder officiating.

Interment will be at K of P Cemetery in Hymera, IN.

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