The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

December 8, 2013

Ruth Grannan

Ruth L. Grannan, 86, of Washington, died Saturday at her residence.

Born in Champaign, Ill., she was the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Hinkle) Rosenberry.

She attended Washington schools. She first worked at U.S. Rubber and Uniroyal, where she retired. After retirement she went to work at NASCO. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ruth and Greg Jeffers of Terre Haute; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl J. and Gloria Grannan of Washington; eight grandchildren, Kim (Tony) Larkin, Kelly Buckley, Allyson Jackson, Carly Zurcher, James Grove III, Greg (Esti) Jeffers Jr., Damien Jeffers, and Tammy (Jamie) Adams; great-grandchildren, Leanna Larkin, Margaret Larkin, Cody Buckley, Morgan Buckley, Annie Buckley, Claire Jackson, Jack Zurcher, Ashley Jeffers, Austin Jeffers, Jaden Jeffers, Payton Kelley, Landon Kelley and Aubree Kelley.

Her husband, Carl H. Grannan, whom she married Aug. 25, 1942, died July 31, 1978. She is also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Grant Zurcher; and five sisters, Fern Bakker, Micky Callahan, Violet Bracken, Vera Barber and an infant, Margaret Rosenberry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with a wake service at 4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Washington Catholic Education Endowment, P.O. Box 916, Washington IN 47501.

 

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