Rushville Republican

October 28, 2013

Bessie Ruth Curtis, 88


Rushville Republican

---- — Bessie Ruth Curtis, 88, of Rushville, passed away Oct. 27, 2013, at Millers Merry Manor.She was born July 30, 1925 in New Richmond, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edwin Keith and Rebecca Ruth (Jones) Lothrop. She married Dudley Curtis Feb. 6, 1947, and he survives.Bessie and Dudley moved to Rush County in 1948. She was a 1943 graduate of New Richmond High School (Ohio) and was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church.In addition to her husband, Dudley, she is survived by two daughters, Tara (Steve) Smiley of Rushville, Lynda (Steve) Solimine of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; a son, Larry Kim (Ann) Curtis of Rushville; two sisters, Anna Whitford of Ohio and Rosemary Sisco of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory with John Wall officiating.Burial will follow at Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.Memorial Contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Harrison St., Rushville, IN 46173 or the church of their choice. Online condolences at www.toddfuneralhome.com