Ruth Townsend

Died: Sun., Jul. 1, 2018


Visitation

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home


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Mrs. Ruth E. Townsend, 82, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, July 1 at Reid Health.
   She was born on January 30, 1936 in Richmond, Indiana to Jack and Eula Ray Ladd Kinder. She was a graduate of Richmond and was a loyal member of Cheer Block R. She was united in marriage to Bill Townsend 60 years ago on May 25, 1958.
   Mrs. Townsend enjoyed a career as a teller at Second National Bank in Richmond. During her children’s formative years, the bank accommodated her need to be a stay-at-home mom when necessary. She spent time during many summers helping out at Camp Charlevoix in Michigan. She served the Lord through First Church of Christ in Lynn and First Friends Meeting in Richmond. She was a big Philadelphia 76ers fan.
   Mrs. Townsend will be missed by her husband of 60 years, Bill; children, David Townsend and wife, Debbie; Linda Adams and husband, Gus; Cathy Witte and husband, Mike; John Townsend and wife, Brooke; 11 grandchildren, Kyle, DJ, Samantha, Lindsay, Joe, Amy, Truman, Blair, Bridget, Billie and Bailee; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Frances Kinder; niece, Beth Neuhart and nephews Bob Kinder, Scott Kinder and Dean Townsend.
   Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, James Kinder and Robert Kinder.
   Steve Smith will conduct a funeral ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions are encouraged for Hand In Hand Adult Day Care, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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Kathy Settles
   Posted Tue July 03, 2018
So sorry for your loss. PRAYERS FOR PEACE AND COMFORT FOR ALL THE FAMILY, AND EXTRA PRAYERS for dear HUSBAND and DAD... I LOVE YOU LINDA ADAMS❤

Christine and Gary Bussart
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
We're so sorry for the loss of such a loving part of your family. Our prayers are with you always.
From: Gary and Christine Bussart

Laura and Dave Hazelett
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
We are saddened to hear about Ruth. We both enjoyed her so much. She and Dave teased each other every chance they had. We remember her smile and good sense of humor. May God shower you with His comfort.

Theresa Reyling and Phyllis (Kinder) Flick family
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Albert and Lillian Kinder family.

Hank Basler
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
At a time like this, there's so little anyone can say or do... but hope you find some comfort in knowing many heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family
I always like visiting with Ruth, either at Thornburg's Market or at Meijer. I am very happy to known Ruth.

Steve & Audrey Perry
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to the entire family of Ruth. What a sweet, sweet lady. May God comfort you at this very sad time in your lives. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Jean (Keesli9ng) Lindstaedst
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Bill & Family,
Sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. We worked side by side for several years.
My thoughts & prayers go out to you.
Jean

Judy Ladd
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Francie and family,
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I have fond memories of her at your house when my oldest was in your care. God bless you and your family. May Jesus hold you all in His loving and comforting arms.
Judy Ladd

Debra Misner Williams
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Sorry to the families loss, I grew up with this lovely family. Ruth will be missed. Ruth will be watching her family from above, God bless

Donna Hewitt
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018

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Ruben Placencia
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018

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Ruben Placencia
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018

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I’m so sorry for the great loss of your mother, I hope you and your family recover soon, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Mary (Fudge) Gobbett
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
Townsend Family,

I am reminded of such wonderful memories with the Townsend family with Ruth in the middle of it all! Great memories seem to make the loss a less painful.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

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