Ruth Stroud, 87, of Somerville, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at her home.

She was born September 4, 1923 in Pike County to Thomas Marshall and Bessie Gertrude (Abell) Deen.

She lived in Somerville since 1950, moving there from Oakland City. She was a homemaker and attended the Mackey Church of the Nazarene.

 Ruth is survived by her 2 sons, Stanley (Judy) Church of Oakland City and Phil Church of Indianapolis; a daughter Marcia (Fred) Doerner of Somerville; 10 grandchildren, Kent, Keith, Aaron, Tonya Doerner, Michelle Passwaiter, Kimberly Staley, Buster, Michael, Tiffany, Brad Church; 25 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

 Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City with Rev. Chip Bullock officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Petersburg

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until service time on Friday at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home.