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Ruth Ann (Federle) GehlOctober 18, 1934 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 83)
Ruth Ann (Federle) Gehl, age 83 passed away Friday October 27, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville. She was born on October 18, 1934 the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Raver) Federle in Batesville. Ruth Ann was one of seven children that grew up in the Batesville Community. She was a graduate of Batesville High School.
After high school she met her future husband Phil Gehl and the two of them were united in marriage on July 7, 1962 and recently celebrated their 55th anniversary. Upon Phil’s completion of military service and his return home, they purchased a farm outside of Napoleon. This 80 acre farm is where raised their family of 5 and will always be home. The two of them provided an environment for their children based on true values and honesty.
Ruth Ann was dedicated to being a homemaker for the vast majority of her life. She did spend 10 years working for the Jac-Cen-Del school system in the cafeteria. She enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it was a good card game or a social gathering. She had the great ability to start a conversation with anyone passing by.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Daniel, brothers Paul and Ralph Federle, and daughter in law Lisa (Riehle). Ruth Ann is survived by husband Phil, sons Tony (Ann) of Knoxville, TN, Jim (Rachel) of Batesville, Ron (Kathy) of St. George, KS, and daughter Mary (Courtney) Franke of Howe, IN, along with brothers Ben (Howard) (Dot) of Batesville, Carl of Columbus and sisters Marlene (Joseph) Griewe of Batesville, and Joann (Anthony) Holzer of Mount Juliet, TN, along with 11 Grandchildren and 4 step Grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday October 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 31 at 10:00 am. at St Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon. Rosary Services will be held at 3:30 on Monday October 30 at the funeral home. All are invited to attend.
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