Ruth

October 20, 1945 ~ May 5, 2022

Born in: Vincennes, Indiana
Resided in: Vincennes, Indiana

Ruth I. (Donovan) Witsman, 76, of Vincennes, Indiana, went to her heavenly home on May 5, 2022, at her residence in Vincennes.

She was born on October 20, 1945, to the late Earl Francis Donovan and Margaret (Goerig) Donovan Williams in Vincennes, Indiana.

Ruth was a 1963 graduate of Lincoln High School. On May 10, 1964, Ruth married the love of her life, Edward J. Witsman and they spent nearly fifty – eight years together happily married. Together they had one daughter, Kristen Michelle (Witsman) Cook, and she preceded them.

Ruth was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Vincennes, Indiana. She loved getting together with her friends from small group at church and going to bible study. Ruth loved to read and travel, and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving Ruth is her husband, Ed Witsman, her sisters, Marjorie Beamon, Nancy Allen, and Freida Christmas, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Margaret, her daughter, Kristen, and her brothers, Bob Donovan, Ron Williams, and Irvin Williams.

Visitation for Ruth will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home 524 Broadway St., Vincennes, Indiana 47591 from 9:00 – 12:00pm. A memorial service will begin immediately at 12:00pm with Rev. Dennis Frische – Mouri officiating. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ruth and her family.

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Visitation: May 21, 2022 9:00 am - May 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street
VINCENNES, IN 47591


Memorial Service: May 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street
VINCENNES, IN 47591


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  1. We cherish the friendship we shared, the memories that we made, and the faith that made us brothers and sister in Christ. Ruth was a treasure in our lives.
    Bob and Lynda Hurst (and our sons, Ryan and Kyle as well)

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