Hannah Woodworth Ruth
    Hannah Woodworth was born in Scott township, Steuben county, Ind., Sept., 4, 1845, died at the home of her daughter, Cora Parsons, at East Gilead, Mich., aged 70 years, 9 mos., and 15 days. She was the second daughter of Sidney and Betsy Woodworth, who were pioneers in Steuben county, and in early childhood she attended school at the old Woodworth school house. Later, in preparing herself for the educational field, she became a student of what was known as the "Old Bee Hive." She became a successful teacher in Scott, Pleasant, and Fremont townships. Her first experience as an educator was a term in the old Woodworth school building.
    The subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Daniel Ruth Nov. 27, 1867. Six children came to bless the home, vis., Alta, Maggie, Ora, Nora, Cora, and Georgia. Ora and Nora were twins and Georgia died in infancy. Mrs. Ruth's husband preceded her beyond the mystic veil, dying the 22d of may, 1889. Since that time, the widow battled the world alone. Being endowed with a bright mind, she formed a character above reproach, and leaves a heritage of kindly traits to her children. She made a profession of righteousness in 1895, and with several others was baptized into Christ. She maintained her faith in God, and the gospel of his dear Son during all the years. She was considerate of others, sacrificing for them rather than for herself. Her life was an epitome of Christian graces - a beautiful character in life, and in death her rest was glorious. She bore her suffering with a fortitude born of gospel faith. She was afflicted with a nervous trouble which developed a slight stroke of paralysis. The funeral was conducted from the South Scott church on Wednesday, June 21, 1916, Elder S.W.L. Scott, of Coldwater, Mich. preaching the sermon. The attendance was large, attesting sympathy with the bereaved & respect for the departed, and this respect was re-enforced by floral offerings in profusion, and honorary flower bearers. The burial was in the cemetery opposite the church, and in the hope of resurrection she was laid to rest.
Submitted by Mary Lou Siegman
from Steuben Republican
found in Nora Meek's bible