Ruth M. Harkness, 87, Terre Haute, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil.
She was born May 16, 1922, in Staunton, to William Robert Dickerson and Nettie Nussel Dickerson.
Ruth was the retired owner of Harkness Home Healthcare.
Survivors include son Steve Harkness and his wife Charlyn Crick Harkness, Land O' Lakes, Fla., brother Max Dickerson and his wife Bonnie, Brazil, grandson Matthew Stephen Harkness, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert E. Harkness, sister Margaret Dailey and her husband Paul, and brothers Tom Dickerson and Harlan Dickerson.
Ruth was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Anthony Alumni, the Indiana Association of Home Healthcare Agencies, Y-Me, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, and the Newcomers Club.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, oct. 15, 2009, at Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., Terre Haute, with Rev. Jill Howard officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is scheduled for 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. .14, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 705 Putnam St., Terre Haute, Ind., 47802.