Ruth Jean (Harrel) Lewis, 82, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

Born May 21, 1928 in Ohio County, Ky., she was the daughter of Charles and Vela (Warden) Harrel.

Ruth graduated from Rockport High School in Ohio County, Ky. and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, George (Cindy) and Shannon (Rachel) Lewis; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Rustin, Rhett, Ronica Hartke, Allyson Abel, Elizabeth, Preston and Sheldon Lewis; sevem great-grandchildren, Lauren, Whitney, Ella, Kaliea, Blayne, Cooper Hartke and Reyce Kolarick; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shirlean Abel; brothers, Charles and L.W. Harrel; sisters, Viola Carter and Hazel Bratcher.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday April 28, 2011 at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. until the service hour on Thursday at the funeral home.