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“I am so sorry to hear the news that your Aunt Ruth passed away. Please accept my sympathies for you and your family. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Denise Cox - Kenai, AK

“Russell and Elaine Mumma send our heartfelt sympathies to the whole family and are putting our arms around you in prayer - not able to do it directly...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Russell, Elaine Mumma - IN

“I was so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Always had a smile on her face. I have known Ruth...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Kiefer - Fort Wayne, IN

“My prayers are with your family. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Angela (Cecil) Isbell - Lawton, MI

“To the children of Jim and Ruth! We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed them both so much. Dwayne and Judy (volunteers at the Village) ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Dwayne Hunter - Bradenton, FL

“We were saddened to hear of Ruth's passing and we wanted to share our condolences from the Diaz (Bixby) Family. We remembered Ruth's energy, smiles...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Pete and Cheri Diaz Diaz - CA

7 of 17 | Posted by: JERRY SNOWDEN - goshen, IN

“What a cherished treasure we have lost in the passing of Ruth. We go way back to our college years. We were roommates, instrumental in getting Jim...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Glen Carbon Rick and Pat Unger - IL

“Ruth was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. As a child, Ruth and her family led me to the Lord. As an adult, Ruth...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Nan Hoover - Fort Wayne, IN

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Ruth was a wonderful person. I learned a lot from her. I will never forget playing pegs and joker game with her and all the fun we had at BRADENTON...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: RUTH YORK - WOODBURN, IN

“Ruth planned my son's weeding this last January. We had such a great time chatting and praying together. I will be praying for the family as we all...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Elaine Hastings - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ruth was a beautiful person and a treasured friend. We are eternally grateful for all that she did for our family. We grieve with you at this time....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Loren Powers - New Haven, IN

“What a Dear, cherished friend!! Extending my sincere heartfelt Sympathy to all her precious family!! ❤ ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Lauer - Lytle, TX

“We spent several winters in Florida with Jim and Ruth as volunteers. They became very special to us. Ruth was my "walking buddy" and I cherished our...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Gary and Daneen Campbell - GA

“I want to express my deepest sympathy to Ruth and Jim's family. My husband and I served as volunteers at Bradenton Missionary Village for 11 years...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Esther Owczarek - Cedar Falls, IA

“I'm so sorry for the loss of this dear sweet servant of our Lord. Ruth was a blessing to me as we both lost our Husbands within three months of each...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Harrold - Murfreesboro, TN

Ruth J. York, 77, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 2, 2017. Born in Georgetown, Illinois, Ruth was the daughter of the late James and Naomi Bixby. She earned her bachelors degree from Olivet Nazarene University and her masters degree from St. Francis University. Ruth was a teacher with EACS for over 30 years prior to her retirement. She was an active member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, being involved in both wedding and funeral dinner events. Ruth founded Grace Point Kiddie Prep. Ruth had unwavering faith and a servants heart for the Lord. She enjoyed camping, baking, traveling, and going to her children and grandchildren events. Ruth and her late husband Jim were maintenance volunteers at the Bradenton, Florida Missionary Village. There are many words that come to mind for Ruth and being the "Hostess" was one of them. Surviving are her children, Kathi (Daniel) Keller of Indianapolis, Keri (Jeff) TenBarge of Fort Wayne, James (Cami) York, III of Huntington; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Roger (Arlene) Bixby of CA, Robert (Joan) Bixby of Paxton, IL, and Rodney (Char) Bixby of Elgin, IL. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Jim York, Jr., daughter, Karissa Leigh York, brothers, Jim and Donald Bixby. Service is 11:00 am, Friday June 9, 2017 at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Road with calling one hour prior. Calling at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grace Point Missionaries. D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To sign the online guest book, go to