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Ruth Ann Lafferty Benge

October 18, 1938 - September 29, 2020


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    Charlotte Alexander says

    I feel so blessed to have known Ruth. She and I became friends after her husband Wilbur passed away. I would take Ruth shopping and we always had such a good time together. She loved the Lord and loved to sing His praises! I will miss her and she will always be in my heart. Sending condolences to her brother Paul, daughter Trish and all the family. You will be in my prayers.

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    Christina Sallee says

    I knew Ruth while she was at Riverwalk Communities. She was always so kind to me. She always had candy to share and then some!!!!!!!! Her love of Mickey Mouse and all things related to Mickey was well known at the facility. I am so sorry to hear of her death and send my sympathies to her family.

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Ruth Ann Lafferty Benge of Summerset, KY, passed away on September 29, 2020 at Heritage Center in Evansville, IN. She was born on October 18, 1938 in Vincennes, IN to Orvel and Lucile Lafferty Manning Wheatley.

Ruth was married to Wilber Benge March 26, 1983 who preceded her in death. Ruth loved the Lord and was very strong in her faith.

Ruth is survived by her daughter Trish Cooper and her husband Andy; two grandchildren Andy and Gabby of Denver, CO; her brother Paul and wife Becky, of Evansville, IN; her brother Dave and wife Christy of Salem, SC; her brother Larry and wife Janice of Vine Grove, KY; her sister Linda and her husband John (John whom preceded Ruth in death); and several family members and good friends and she will be missed.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Benge and her parents.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will be in Summerset, KY.