Ruthanna Uffman Montgomery



Ruthanna Uffman Montgomery, 90, of Columbus passed away June 13, 2016, at Silver Oaks Heath Campus, Columbus.

Born Feb. 20, 1926, in Bartholomew County, she was the daughter of Floyd and Bernice Wagner Uffman. On April 6, 1944, she married Howard F. Montgomery, who preceded her in death in October 2009.

Ruthanna was a homemaker, who had also worked at Como Plastics, JC Penney & Co. and Montgomery Ward. She was a member of Ogilville Christian Church, a church her great-grandfather helped build.

Howard and Ruthanna enjoyed many years of helping at the church, traveling and attending every function related to their family activities.

She was very involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader, an Exchangettes Club member, seamstress and a Sunday school teacher. She was a county extension member for many years and served as county extension secretary, a cabin mom at Hilltop Christian Service Camp, singer, an active Democratic Party worker and supporter of the classrooms and schools of her children and grandchildren. She and Howard were among the first to begin the PTA at Wayne Township School.

Ruthanna was well-known for her love and expertise in decorating and cooking. Her favorite time of year was Christmas with all the trimmings. Her chicken and noodles were famous at church and family dinners. In recent years, she enjoyed making jewelry, attending Bible study, giving cooking tips, listening to ballgames, taking bus trips and playing bingo at Silver Oaks.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith (Dale) Wichman of Seymour; sons, Robert Montgomery of Columbus and Lynn (Janice) Montgomery of Columbus; grandchildren, Brian (Cathy) Wichman of Columbus, Amy Cobb of Atlanta, Georgia, Brent (Natasha) Wichman of Seymour and Rebecca (Greg) Wilson of Lake Stevens, Washington; and great-grandchildren, Brian/BT, Christian, Noah and Jonah Wichman, Tess, Hudson and Davis Cobb, Emma and Claire Wichman, and Zach, Izabela, Montgomery and Trevor Wilson.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver and Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St., Columbus, with Marty Wright and Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ogilville Christian Church, Silver Oaks-Legacy Lane or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

A video tribute may be viewed and online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

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