Ruth Anna (Wells) Klass, 102, of Coal City, IN, died at St. Vincent Clay Hospital August 27, 2005, at 5:20 a.m.
She was born in Owen County, May 20, 1903, to William P. and Lillie D. Hauser Wells. She was a lifetime member of the Antioch Christian Church. March 20, 1922, she married Estal C. Klass, he preceded her in death. She spent much of her life as a homemaker, however, she was also known for her helping and giving nature. She would take time to help those who were not able to help themselves by delivering food or by making lap robes for those in the nursing homes. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and cooking; especially baking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six siblings: Roscoe Wells, Clarence Wells, Dennis Wells, Wilson Wells, Dorothy Neihart and Elnora Duncan and a great-grandson Matthew Moser.
Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Burger of Coal City, IN; Lecalla Jackson and husband Alan of Clay City, IN; a brother, Donald Wells and wife Maxine of Coal City, IN; a sister Rosella Parks and husband Carl of Center Point, IN; three grandchildren, Trella Moser of Terre Haute, IN and fiance Jim Schepper of Coal City, IN; Jay Grafe and wife Linda of Coal City, IN and Steve Grafe and Jeannie Jukes of Clay City, IN; three great-grandchildren: Joe Moser of Washington D.C., Jenny Baum and husband Brandon of Lexington, Ky; and Lauren Annabelle Grafe of Clay City, IN; step-great-grandsons Jeremy Vossen of Harbor Beach, MI; and Logan Jukes of Clay City, IN; and one great-great-granddaughter Emma Ruth Baum of Lexington, KY; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chris Gehring officiating. Burial will follow at Fiscus Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Antioch Christian Church, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.