Ruth (Anderson) Addington

Born: Fri., May 10, 1935
Died: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

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Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Ruth Addington, 82, of Winchester, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, in Muncie. She was born on May 10th, 1935 in Sparta, Tennessee to Fred and Ruth (Montgomery) Anderson. She was the smallest baby to be born in the hospital at that time.

Ruth was a Christian, a wonderful Wife, an amazing Mother and Grandmother.

She was a Homemaker. She drove cars for Grimms for 21 years and she was the Republican Precinct Inspector for 18 years. In the 5th Grade she was asked to play High School level Basketball and was the MVP of her Team.

Ruth is survived by her Husband of 62 years, Charles Addington of Winchester; two sons, Thomas Addington of Winchester and Mike (Joy) Addington of Winchester; a daughter, Marilyn (Virgil) Bird of Muncie; grandchildren, Dillan Addington, Angela (Jerimiah) Hayden, Gabriel Addington, Noah Addington, and her namesake Ruthy Addington; Several Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and several brothers and sisters. There will be a private family service to celebrate her life. Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Cindy Segraves Skiver
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
So very sad to hear of Ruth's passing. What a true original. Always straightforward and kind, no matter where our paths crossed, she always took a few minutes out of her busy day to catch up on family news. I will carry sweet memories of her in my heart.

Mike and Denise Wallace
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. Will miss her stories and visits. Prayers for your family.

Jan Starbuck
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Tommy and Family,
I am so sorry to read about Ruth. She was always so friendly to me. He passing was a shock to me. I didn't know she had been ill.

Beth Stover Clark
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Charles, Marilyn and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Ruth and the whole Addington family have always been such a loving and thoughtful family. Ruth & Charles always made you feel like you were home. Ruth could be your mom, just a sweet person through and through. I know she will be missed, but I also know your family will keep giving out the love. Your friend, Beth Clark

Sheryl Whitted and Family
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
We were so shocked to read of Ruth's passing. Whenever we ran into each other, she would always stop and share news. She was so involved in our Scout Troop with Dillan and she cared so deeply about her family. She will be sorely missed.

Mike Rihm
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
Mike and families, I am sorry for your loss. May the memories and blessing be with your families forever. Memories of your family with be with me forever.

Marsha Cockerill
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
Mike, Marilyn and Tom,

I'm sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I remember how nice she was to my grandmother, and every time I saw her she always said hello and had a smile. I will miss her.

   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Dear Addington family.  I am so sorry to have read of the death of Ruth.  Please accept my sincere condolences.  I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting.  It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4.  These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death.  Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

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