Russell “Rutt” Myers

November 11, 2018

Russell E. “Rutt” Myers 74, of Colfax, IN, died at 3:01 a.m. November 11, 2018 at home.

Rutt was born August 14, 1944 in Frankfort, IN to Lee C. Myers and Mary Frances (Ewing) Myers.  He married Rebecca M. Payne on December 8, 1968 in Frankfort, IN and she survives.

Rutt was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort High School and was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Vietnam War.  He retired from Eli Lilly and had previously worked at Staley’s.  He was a member of the Colfax Christian Church, enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and just tinkering.  He loved going to Strawtown every Thursday with friends and family.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday November 14, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home 200 S. Main St. Frankfort, IN. Visitation with family and friends will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday November 13, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial with full Military Honors will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, envelopes will be available at Goodwins. Please share a personal message with the Myers family on this obituary page.

Survived by:

Wife: Becky Myers of Rural Colfax, Daughters: Maria Rebecca Myers of Frankfort, IN. Shelley Sue Stoops of Frankfort, IN. Sarah Lou Stoops of Noblesville, IN. Son: Forest L. and his wife Missy Myers of Rural Frankfort, IN. Sister:  Sarah Abbott of Frankfort, IN. Brothers:  Robert “Bob” and his wife Donna Myers of Rural Frankfort, IN. Steve “Beaver” and his wife Jo Myers of Frankfort, IN. Kenny and wife Susie Myers of Rural Frankfort, IN. 10 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren survive

Preceded by:

His parents and a sister-Ann Scott


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Russell “Rutt” Myers”

  1. Jackie Padgett November 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Becky, kids , family… So sorry to hear about Rutt.. thinking of you all .

  2. Jim Ferguson November 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    My heartfelt prayers to Becky and the kids and a loss of a great man. He will be missed as for sure. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Cyndia Jones November 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. I didn’t know him personally but his sister Sarah Jane and I are good friends and I know what a loving family he has, I think heaven got another angel, rip Robert

  4. Bob Boggess November 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Russell (Rutt) and I spent many years in the same class at Kyger and Frankfort High. I haven’t seen him in several years , however I will always consider him as a friend. I am sorry for the loved ones he left behind, but am encouraged that you will see him again.
    Jesus said that he has prepared a place for us.

  5. Rudy & Emma Salinas November 11, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    To the Myers family, sorry on your loss of a wonderful father, brother,grandfather, our condolences to your families, may God give you all the strength in this difficult time; God bless you all.

  6. Joseph Wagner November 12, 2018 at 9:54 am

    You are all in my prayers. good memories of my time with Rutt.

  7. Rita Neidlinger November 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Becky and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending many hugs and prayers to all. May you feel God’s peace and loving arms surround you. Rita and Jim Neidlinger

  8. Brenda Eldridge Ticen November 12, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    To the Myers Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Shana Perry November 12, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    There are no words that could describe what a great guy Rutt was. He was like a father to me. Becky – I’m so sorry. Just know that your kids (me included) will take care of you, because we all love you dearly. Maria – I love you, and I’m here for you, whenever you want to cry. To all of Maria’s girls – Papaw will be watching you from Heaven, so you’d better behave. To Gage and Reegan – he loved you before he knew you, and he’ll always love you. Fly high, Rutt. You’ll be missed.

  10. Erilda & Ron Coleman November 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Russ’ family. He will be missed by so many. One of our Kyger Kats and FSHS 63 Classmates has gone to join his sister Ann. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  11. David Hinshaw November 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    It hurts us all to feel the loss of a classmate and former military server. Yes, I do remember his excellent time with all of us and going forward. We send our condolences and wish you only positive devotion and services and remembering of Rutt.

  12. John & Darla Large November 12, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Prayers for all the family and friends…. Be thinking of you all the next 2 days…

  13. Sandra Huff November 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Sarah this is Sis, I’m so sorry for the loss of Rutt. My niece Melissa told me. My heart is breaking for you. He is with your parents and Anne now. I love you and miss you.

  14. Mike and Mary Jo Edmondson November 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Rutt was a great guy! Unable to attend due to recent hip replacement,but our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

  15. Kaye Kingma November 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Russ.
    I am sorry I could not make it to the
    Funeral home for visitation. We are
    thinking of you and praying for all of

    Kaye Kingma snd family

  16. Rhonda Fish-Johnston November 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Becky and Family,
    I want to extend my deepest condolences. Such a good guy with a wonderful smile, who will be missed by many. Sending my hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Rhonda Fish-Johnston

  17. Bill & Lora Layton November 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to all the Myers family, esp. Beaver.

  18. Bill Tankersley November 14, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Russell’s passing, We were both members of the FSHS Class of ’63.

  19. Cindy Keyes November 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Becky and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Rutt. My prayers are for God to give you peace and comfort. God bless.

  20. Marilyn Bowen November 16, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Becky and family, so sorry about Rutt, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Sorry couldn’t make calling, was under the weather, hopefully getting well. Love to all.

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