A longtime resident of Lafayette, Ruth attended Lafayette Jefferson High School. She moved to Thorntown, Indiana in 1976 and married Morris Earl Coffman in Thorntown on December 25, 1976. He preceded her in death on November 25, 2009.
Ruth had worked at Witham Memorial Hospital in the Housekeeping department for several years and prior to that had worked in the hospitals in Lafayette.
She enjoyed being outdoors and working in the yard. She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Lebanon Rock Church in Lebanon.
Survivors include her son, Clayton L. (Katrina) Rice of Brookston, Indiana; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, Bill Houmard of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Norma June Simpson of Lafayette;
sister-in-law, Mary Houmard of Lafayette; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by two sons, Spyke Ade Rice and Audi M. Rice; three brothers, William W. Houmard, Roy “J” Houmard and Robert Houmard; and a granddaughter, Kara L. (Rice) Collier.
Funeral Services are planned for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Myers & Hunt Mortuary, 116 West Plum Street, Thorntown, Indiana 46071.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home in Thorntown. Burial of Ashes will take place at a later date at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 West Elm Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052.