She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Dick Johnson Twp., as the daughter of John Henry and Frances Houk Sampson, Sr. Following graduation from high school, she graduated from Indiana State University. She married Ray A. Carter Aug. 22, 1948, in Brazil. She taught grades 1-4 for 36 years at the Pinkley, Alabama, Perth, Bee Ridge, and Meridian Street schools. Following retirement, Ruth enjoyed making candy and sharing it with family and friends. She was a member of the Fairview Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray A. Carter on Jan. 11, 2005, brother John Henry Sampson, sister Mary Skelton, and two nieces Patricia Skelton and Julie Stevenson.
Ruth and Ray were the loving parents of one daughter Jean Ann Carter, who survives. Ruth is also survived by one sister Jennie King, Clarinda, Iowa, and brothers-in-law Roy Carter and Russell Stoms, Brazil.
Ruth thought very highly of all her nieces and nephews, Bob (Nancy) Sampson, Terre Haute, Larry (Sharon) Sampson, Ted (Linda) Sampson, Sue (Chet) Stevenson, Jim (Tonya) Sampson, John Sampson, all of Brazil, Mary C. Skelton and Lucy Skelton, Indianapolis, and Donald (Jane) King and Shirley King, Clarinda, Iowa.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, with Pastor Steve Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Christian Church, 12075 N. CR 200 W., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
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