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Mrs. Ruth Pittman, 94, of Lebanon, passed away Jan. 29, 2018, at Homewood Health Campus.

Ruth was born June 19, 1923 in Boone County, IN, a daughter of the late John W. and Goldie (Partner) Shapley. She was married to Robert "Bob" Pittman. He died Aug. 13, 2017.

Ruth was a graduate of Dover High School. She helped her husband on the family farm for over 60 years and together they raised four children. She was a member of Dover Christian Church and was active in several area euchre clubs for 50 years.

Survivors include her children: Larry Pittman of Ft. Myers, FL, Sharon (Ronald) Rolston of Jamestown, Harold (Sue) Pittman of Brownsburg, and David (Mary Jo) Pittman of Carmel; grandchildren: Kerry (Mindy) Pittman of Ft. Myers, Kursten Jarrett of Ft. Myers, Brian (Allyson) Rolston of Leesburg, VA, Jeffrey (Ann) Rolston of Anderson, IN, Stacey (Ryan) Conyer of Jamestown, Scott (Julie) Rolston of Brownsburg, Matthew (Michele) Pittman of Lebanon, Michael (Cathy) Pittman of Indianapolis and AnnaJean Pittman of Carmel; great-grandchildren: Alex Jarrett, Cody Pittman, Thane Rolston, Elise Rolston, Evan Rolston, Isabella Rolston, Rachel Conyer, Emily Conyer, Levi Pittman, Jason Pittman, Zachary Pittman, and Magnolia Pittman; and one great great-granddaughter Anastasia Jarrett along with several nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings: Wanda Caldwell Smith, Kathryn Young and John Shapley, Jr., and a grandson Jeremy Pittman.

Private family services were followed by burial in the Old Union Cemetery. Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon handled the arrangements. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Dover Christian Church, 955 N. SR 75, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Published on January 30, 2018
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