Ruth A. Braselton

OWENSVILLE--Ruth A. (Zook) Braselton, 88, of rural Owensville, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at the Gibson General Hospital. She was born on Sept. 14, 1915 in Denver to the late Omer and Alta (Griffith) Zook.

She was a retired Registered Public Health Nurse for Gibson County. She graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Franklin College and received a B.S. degree in Education with a Public Health Certificate from the University of Michigan. Ruth was an Elder and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Princeton where she taught Children's Sunday School and belonged to the Women's Association and was in the Choir. She was the first Vice Chairman of the Gibson General Hospital Board of Trustees and also was a charter member of the Gibson General Pink Ladies Auxiliary.

Ruth was a member of the American Red Cross for 65 years President of Gibson County Mental Health Association, Charter member of the Gibson County Community Foundation, Toast Mistress Club, Cynthiana Chapter No. 445, O.E.S., Daughters of the Nile, Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Morning Etude Music Club, Tourist Literacy Club and the American Legion Auxiliary No. 51. She enjoyed music and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Paul Braselton in 1979 and a sister, Mary Staten.

Surviving are a niece, Barbara Speedy of Owensville; a nephew, Jon Staten of Owensville; a great-niece, Jamy Speedy; and a great-nephew, David Speedy.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Princeton. Burial will be in the Columbia White Church Cemetery, Rev. David Brookman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville and from 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at the church. Daughters of the Nile will conduct a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson General Health Foundation.