She was born in Pleasantville, Ind., July 20, 1921, in William L. and Ola (Amett) Robbins.
Ruth, as she was known to friends and family, graduated from Pleasantville High School, with the class of 1939.
She married Samuel Gene Willey Jan. 31, 1942. She and Gene moved back to Indiana in 1959 and later began working for the ISU Book Store as a bookkeeper. After retiring in 1986, Ruth devoted all of her time making to memories with her family.
She also enjoyed spending time traveling with her sisters and brothers, gardening, sewing and crocheting, cooking and spending time at church.
She will be remembered to all as a compassionate, loving and gracious LADY.
She attended the Carbon Baptist Church and the Over 50 Club at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene Willey, brothers William "Bill" Robbins, James Robbins, Tom Robbins, Bob Robbins, Dave Robbins, and Marion "Skip" Robbins, and sisters Betty Wallace, Helen Robbins, Doris Brown and Ruby Barr.
She is survived by her son Samuel G. Willey and wife Faye, Trenton, Ga., James R. Willey, Carlisle, Ind., and Ruthie Wilson and husband Art, Brazil, grandchildren Michael Todd Willey, Angela Sue Willey, Leanne Lunsford, Tyler Wilson, and Laci McNeil, 20 great-grandchildren, sister Shirley Lawrence, brother Charles "Chick" Robbins, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members and dear friend Mary Gentry.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Thursday, May 27, 2010, at 1 p.m., with Brother Howard Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, from 11 a.m., until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serving on the Street, 525 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.