Ruth Lorene (Jones) Schuchmann
Ruth Lorene (Jones) Schuchmann, 90, was born in Whiteland in 1921 and passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, after a brief illness.
She was raised by her mother, Zella, who died when she was 8 and then by her grandmother, Minnie.
She enrolled in nurse’s training at St. Vincent Hospital during World War II and graduated as a registered nurse in 1947.
During training, she met Walter J. Schuchmann, an U.S. Army finance officer, and a timely nursing assignment in St. Louis provided an opportunity for romance to flourish. They were married in Whiteland in December 1947 and lived in Lebanon, Ill.
Their son was born in 1950 and the three moved to Indianapolis in 1952 when the U.S. Army Finance Center was relocated to Fort Benjamin Harrison.
She worked hard at being a great wife and mother, running the house, serving as unofficial neighborhood nurse, working at the polls, and participating in church and service organizations.
She was a gracious hostess and treasured her affiliation with the “Keep In Touch” group of Army finance officers and spouses who served together in World War II.
Through many years as a widow and well into her 80s, she worked hard on her flowers and yard and home maintenance and enjoyed traveling.
She attended Memorial United Methodist Church and then Veteran’s Memorial Chapel at Fort Harrison as long as she was able.
She is survived by her son, Walter H. Schuchmann, and daughter-in-law, Janet.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Flanner and Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time. Private entombment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Macula Vision Research Foundation, One Tower Bridge, 100 Front St., Suite 300, Conshohocken, PA 19428-2894.