News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 23, 2013

Ruth Ellen Murray


TERRE HAUTE — Ruth Ellen Murray, 98, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013. She was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Terre Haute, to William and Bess (Russell) Anderson. She was married to Merle Murray for 67 years, before his passing in 2001. Ruth worked for the Vigo County Public Library and retired after many years of service. She was a member of West Terre Haute Baptist Church, a local home-economics club and past presidents club, and was a volunteer for Friends of the Library.

 She is survived by her children, Bill (Margo) Murray of Terre Haute, Janet Murray of Florida, Virginia (Daniel) Phelps of New York; grandchildren, Tim Murray, Cindy (Greg) Harris, Kelly (Steven) Nasser, and Nicole Phelps; great-grandchildren, Kayla (Geoff) Haynes, Kourtney Nasser, Michael Nasser, Molly Nasser, Emily (Chad) Spencer, Aaron (Jessie) Harris, Hannah Harris, and Matthew Murray.

Visitation will be at Roselawn Funeral Home on Monday, June 24, 2013, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Pastor Brett Wilson will be officiating. A private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gentiva Vista Care Hospice. Friends and family may offer words of support at: