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 Ruth Marian <I>Gerhan</I> Kirkpatrick

Ruth Marian Gerhan Kirkpatrick

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Sep 2012 (aged 94)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Plot Garden of The Last Supper, Lot 285, Grave A
Memorial ID 100122887 · View Source
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Ruth Kirkpatrick, age 94, passed away September 27, 2012, in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Golden Living Starmount. Her burial was at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens next to her daughter, Eileen.

Ruth was a long-time Battle Ground and West Lafayette, Indiana resident. She retired after over 30 years of service at Sears Roebuck. She loved the community, her many friends and especially all of her bowling league teammates.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917, she was preceded in her death by her husband, Elwood Kirkpatrick, former professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and her daughter, Eileen Thompson of West Lafayette.

Surviving are her son Tom Kirkpatrick and his wife Elizabeth of Greensboro; granddaughter Amy of Raleigh, North Carolina, granddaughter Stephanie Shibler of Willow, Alaska; nephew John Busch and his wife Marcene of Avon Lake, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren.

Tom's memories are of Mom's love, positive and fun outlook on life, her sense of humor and her laugh. But above all else, always being there and giving him the best mother one could ever have.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in the Journal & Courier from November 3 to November 5, 2012

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100122887
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Marian Gerhan Kirkpatrick (5 Oct 1917–27 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100122887, citing Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sherry Salla (contributor 46970733) .