Phyllis Ruth

Mitchell

Ruth obit pic 45    Phyllis Ruth, 85, of Mitchell, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 22, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mitchell, with burial in the Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery. Visitation, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, was Wednesday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Phyllis Ann Ruth was born Nov. 19, 1931, at Portsmouth, Ohio, to Richard and Emma Roe.
On May 14, 1951, she married Bob Dean Ruth at Catlettsburg, Ky. She received her bachelor of arts in education degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell in 1978. From 1978-1980, she was a teacher at Artesian, and from 1981-1994, she taught at Mitchell High School. After she retired, she taught at Mitchell Christian School.
Phyllis was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Gideon International, and the Mitchell Area Retired Teacher’s Association.
She is survived by four children: Peggy (Waite) Weeks of Jefferson, Maine; Deb (Tom) Bell of Alexandria; Cindy (Dan) Schneider of Mitchell; and Michael Ruth of Iroquois; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; and her four siblings.
Memorials are preferred to Gideon International.

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