Doreen "Ruthie" Ruth Banes
June 19, 1925 - July 9, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Cindy Nagle
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Wednesday 7/15
Private Family Service
Bedford Cemetery
Monon, IN

Doreen “Ruthie” Banes, 95, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, July 9, 2020, at Rosewalk Village in Lafayette. Ruthie was born June 19, 1925, to Frederick and Gertrude Gear in Sherborne, Dorset, England.  Delivered by a midwife she was the 5th of six children and the only girl in the family.  Being the only girl worked…

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Debbie Read left a message on July 24, 2020:
Sending sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom, Grandmother, Great and Great-Great Grandmother! I have known Ruthie for for the past 15+ years as a member of Current Literature. For several years, I gave her a ride from Monticello to meetings held in Monon. What a delightful lady, and such a character! She loved talking about her family, travels, and WWII in England. God Bless, Debbie Read
Cindy Nagle left a message on July 20, 2020:
Our family never had the pleasure of meeting your mother but we know you her daughter and you are a ray of sunshine.
Rosie left a message on July 15, 2020:
In memory of Doreen "Ruthie" Ruth Banes, Rosie lit a candle
Deb Keller left a message on July 14, 2020:
You’re in my heart forever, Mom.
Bri Madren left a message on July 14, 2020:
Sending prayers for the family for peace during this time. Although I did not know Ruthie, she sounds like a wonderful lady and I enjoyed reading her story. So sorry for your loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Terrie Brown left a message on July 13, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Ruthie's passing...what a lady! Some of our fondest memories of Ruthie were attached to all of the Summertime Players shows we did with her. One of the best characters she played was Clairee in "Steel Magnolias". It was always fun when Ruthie was around! She will be missed.
Christine Brady left a message on July 13, 2020:
My deepest condolences to her family. Ruth was such a joy to be around and could always make us laugh. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
Kristel Kaye left a message on July 12, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to Ruth's family. I met Ruth over 60 years ago and was always fascinated by her delightful British accent. She will be missed.
Cynthia & Marvin Ostheimer left a message on July 11, 2020:
So sorry for your loss of your wonderful mother, grandmother etc. Such a great lady who always had a smile and a warm welcome for all. I know my niece, Lori Wiley, will miss her every day at the nursing home. Condolences to all. Cyndy and Marvin
Terry Saunders left a message on July 11, 2020:
Ruthie Banes was a wonderful, funny soul who was held in high regard here. Prayers for peace and comfort to all the family.
Michael Banes left a message on July 11, 2020:
To the family of Ruth Banes sorry to hear of her passing.Will pray that God will comfort you all now and in the future. Sincerely,Michael Banes
Connie r Burton left a message on July 10, 2020:
You were an elegant proper lady. You'll be missed by all your family, and friends. Rest in Peace.
Sharon McKinley left a message on July 10, 2020:
Ruth, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Love you 💕
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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