Ruth Eileen Geniesse

March 17, 1926-Jan. 10, 2021


Ruth Eileen Geniesse, 94, of Wingate passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2021, at her granddaughter’s residence, surrounded by her family.

Born March 17, 1926, in Iowa, she was the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Thomas. She married Kenneth Geniesse on July 4, 1957.

Surviving family includes: three sons, Alexander (Alice) Ferrell of Huntsville, Alabama, and Robert Geniesse and Kenneth Geniesse, both of Wingate; daughter Deborah (Timothy) Jeffries of Wingate; grandchildren, Kendall Jeffries (Tootsie Roll) of Crawfordsville, Alec Ferrell of Huntsville, Alabama, Aaron (Jessika) Ferrell of Toney, Alabama, and Trevor Jeffries of Valparaiso; great-granddaughter Andrea Ferrell of Huntsville, Alabama; and two great-grand puppies, James Dean and Henrietta.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and grandson Adam Ferrell.

Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, going to her granddaughter’s softball games and attending various sheep shows. Ruth held various jobs throughout her life, but by far her favorite was taking care of her grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen with no services. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, Waynetown, entrusted with care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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