Ruth Prouty, age 91, a former resident of Pennville, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Crowne Pointe Assisted Living in Portland. Ruth and her husband Harold, operated a small farm in Penn Twp. for many years where Ruth was a homemaker and also provided daycare for many children in the Pennville area. She was known as “Grandma Prouty” by all.
Ruth was born on January 4, 1931 in Greenfield, IN to John and Laura Merchant. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School and, on March 1, 1959, she married Harold Prouty. She is survived by two daughters, LaVetha Loucks (husband- Ramon), Portland, Mary Lou Hammond, Redkey; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Prouty, a daughter, Roxann Doll and a granddaughter, Somer Doll.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. on Wednesday, August 10th at Union Chapel Church, 6200 N. 375 W. Bryant, IN. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 at the Gardens of Memory in Muncie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.