Ruth Evelyn Scifres


Ruth Evelyn (Meyer) Scifres, 89, of Seymour, Indiana, slipped peacefully into her Father’s arms with her family by her side on October 4, 2022, at the Lutheran Community Home. She was born on April 28, 1933, to the late Frank and Dorothy “Dora” (White) Meyer. On March 8, 1952, she married the love of her life, the late William Harold “Bud” Scifres, at Immanuel Lutheran Church parsonage in Seymour, Indiana.

Ruth was a charter member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies’ Aid. Her family and church were the center of her life. In her early years, she was a homemaker raising her family. She then tutored children and was a cook at Immanuel Lutheran School, volunteered at Cougar Den in support of Trinity Lutheran High School, was involved in Bible study groups, and helped with funeral meals at Zion Lutheran Church. Ruth was very proud of her family, and in her own quiet way, wanted everyone to go to heaven.

She is survived by her three children, Don (Jill) Scifres of Greenwood, Indiana, Karen (Mike) Martin of Cottleville, Missouri, and Robert (Tammy) Scifres of Brownsville, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Jordan (Kevin) Thomson, Kiersten (Nick) Hunter, Hannah Scifres, Kathryn (Tony) Martin Patullo, Zoe (Chris) Martin Morris, Dorothy (Markelle) Moore, Amelia (Zach) Martin Venturella, Elijah (Mikayla Hendrix) Scifres, and Luke Scifres; twelve great grandchildren, Charlotte Thomson, Emily Thomson, Claire Thomson, Will Hunter, Adalie Hunter, June Moore, Ira Moore, Ellie Byrne, James Byrne, Alma Morris, Baby Girl Morris due in December, Louise Martin, and Michael Scifres; and her sister-in-law, Lois Meyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harold “Bud” Scifres; her parents, Frank and Dorothy Meyer; her four siblings, Walter Meyer, Mildred Meyer, Melvin “Steve” Meyer, and Lois Meyer; and sisters-in-law, Lea Meyer, and Janet Meyer.

Visitation will be held at Voss and Sons Funeral Service on Friday October 7, 2022, from 4pm until 8pm. On Saturday, October 8, 2022, visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 9am until the time of service at 10am. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour, IN 47274, Trinity Lutheran High School, 1 Trinity Way, Seymour, IN 47274, or to the Lutheran Community Home, 111 Church Avenue, Seymour, IN 47274.

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