She was united in marriage to Jim Hollingsworth on June 12, 1953 at the Old Union Church, rural Jamestown, IN. They celebrated sixty loving years together before his passing on June 21, 2013.
Raised in Boone County, Ruth Ann was a graduate of Pinnell High School, class of 1952. She had performed secretarial duties at various businesses in and around Boone County. She had owned and operated Hollingsworth’s Trading Post in Elizaville, Indiana, was an Avon lady in Boone County for more than ten years, and worked at Biddle Screw Products in Sheridan and Indiana Mills and Manufacturing in Westfield before retiring in 1998. She and Jim also worked part-time at Myers Mortuary before moving full time to Florida.
Ruth Ann was a devoted wife, mother and grand-mother. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Sheridan and served as Grand Ruth for the Indiana Grand Chapter. Jim and Ruth Ann also enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Happy Hoppers in Boone County. Ruth Ann was named Mrs. Personality (Congeniality) in the 1971 Mrs. Boone County Pageant.
Ruth Ann is survived by three sons, Vince (Sharon) of Lebanon, Victor of Lakeland Florida, and Vance of Woodland, Texas; five grandchildren, Steven Hollingsworth, Tyler Hollingsworth, Alexandra Hollingsworth, Gabrielle Hollingsworth, and Caleb Hollingsworth, and one great grandchild, Kamila Wollak. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Bee Peabody and Madelyn Peabody, both of Lebanon as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kristin Wollak and Kreigh Hollingsworth; four brothers, John L. Peabody, Harold E. Peabody, David Peabody, and Glenn Robert; and a sister, Dorothy Jean Meenach.
Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday May 27 at the funeral home with Eastern Star rites beginning at 7:30 p.m. Interment will follow services at Old Union Cemetery in Jamestown, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed in Ruth Ann’s memory to Old Union Church or Gideon’s, Boone County Chapter.