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Ruth Ellen Plassmeier

April 5, 1921 — December 10, 2012

Visitation: Monday 4 to 8 PM

Services: Tuesday 11 AM

Ruth Ellen Plassmeier of Elberfeld, Ind. Ruth Ellen (Morrison) Plassmeier, 91, died Friday, December 14, 2012, peacefully at home. She was born April 5, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio to Amon and Lucy Morrison. She graduated in 1939 from Clay High School, Toledo, Ohio. Ruth moved to Evansville in 1957, she was an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) at Deaconess Hospital where she met her husband to be, Emil Plassmeier. They married, June 11, 1967. After they retired they enjoyed traveling and restoring antique furniture. Ruth was also a chair caner. Long time residents of Elberfeld, Indiana, they spent their winters in Tavares, Florida, for some 15 years. Ruth was a member of New Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Elberfeld. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Emil Plassmeier; her children, Mary Ellen Gaines of Owensville, Michael Lambert (Vicki) of Bedford, Ind.; five grandchildren, Julie Wilder (Scott) of Owensville, Ind., Jennifer Gaines, Janis Gaines, both of Owensville, Allyn Lambert (Renee) of Bloomington, Matthew Lambert of Cicero, Ind.; three step-grandchildren, Brett Swinney, Kris Page, Jesse Swinney; two great-granddaughters, Marissa Lambert, Lydia Wilder; ten step-great-grandchildren, Dillin, Austin, Jackson Page, Michayla, Madyllen, Makenzi, Sara, Livian, Caroline, Allison Swinney. Also surviving Ruth is a brother, Warren Morrison of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Allyn Morrison; sister, Mary Jane Bahnsen; three sister-in-laws, Patricia Morrison, Dorothy Morrison, Rosalee Holder; and two brother-in-laws, Ervin Bahnsen, and Gilbert Plassmeier. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Volkman Chapel, 2nd & Elm Streets, Elberfeld, Ind., (812) 983-4211, Pastor Lisa Ressler will officiate and burial will follow at Northview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012, and 10 a.m. to service time, Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Jerusalem United Methodist Church or the VNA Hospice. Sympathy wishes to the family may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com
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