Ruth Ann Schimmel

January 18, 2020

Ruth Ann (Thomas) Schimmel, 78, of rural Lafayette, died January 18, 2020 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, Lafayette, Ind.  She was born October 1, 1941 in Liberty, Kentucky to Woodrow & Julia (Emerson) Thomas.  She married Roy T. Schimmel on July 31, 1964 in Lizton, Ind. and he survives.  Mrs. Schimmel was a graduate of Lizton High School.  She had lived in Liberty, Kentucky, Lizton, Ind. before moving to rural Tippecanoe County.  She worked at Zachary Confections for 25 years and retired from there. Ruth was a member and past president of Eagles Auxiliary.  She enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking and for over 40 years, enjoyed camping at Broadview Lake.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral celebration will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Lora (Bryan) Moore of Frankfort, Stacy (Craig) Barnett of rural Frankfort, 1 Son: Tracy (Heather) Schimmel of Romney, 4 Grandchildren: Braxton & Shalynn Barnett of rural Frankfort, Madison Schimmel of Romney and Tyler Cornell of Buck Creek, as well as by 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Preceded by:

her parents and one sister.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Ruth Ann Schimmel”

  1. Frito Lay Frankfort East Plant January 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Lora Moore and Family – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  2. Debbi Young January 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Tracy and Heather, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and condolences to you and the family.

  3. Ruth A. Scott January 22, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Tracy and Heather I’m so sorry for your loss. I can not be there but I will send prayers for your family. Ruth Ann Scott.

  4. John Thomas January 22, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Sorry for your loss, if I knew she was sick I would have come to see her. Prayers for her and the family.

  5. Pat Weber January 22, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Tom, kids and grand kids: my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go on without Mom! She was an amazing lady who I thought a lot of! I wished I could be there and you know I would if I could! I will pray for comfort and keep you in my heart!

  6. Sylvia Emerson January 22, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Oliver & Sylvia Emerson

  7. Barbara Mohan January 22, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Laura & the rest of the Schimmel family you have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Ruth Ann. I have many fond memories of working with her at Zachary’s. May she REST IN PEACE. Sorry I didn’t keep in touch after I retired.

  8. Susan Emerson Wilson January 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Sorry to hear about Ruth Ann’s death. Love from your Kentucky cousins. Susan Emerson Wilson and family.

  9. Joni Hendrix January 25, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    1/25/20 I was so sad to see this. Ruth Ann was very good to me. All my prayers and love go out to the family. Much love

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