Ruth Oswalt, 99

Ruth Helen Oswalt, 99, of Wabash, went to be with her Heavenly Father at 7:25 pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1915 in Wabash, to Alfred W. and Fairy Eugenia Warner.

Ruth was a 1933 graduate of Chippewa High School. She married Robert E. Oswalt at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ on Nov. 7, 1937; he died Nov. 27, 1990.

She was a homemaker, worked at Brewers Dairy Bar 20 years, and also worked for the Wabash-Grant County Mission Store for 10 years. Ruth was the oldest living member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, where she served as Sunday school teacher, librarian, and youth leader. She also was a Brownie Scout Leader.

Ruth enjoyed cooking, and was the first to take food to someone who had a death in the family. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crocheting, and made several afghans and baby blankets for others. She enjoyed going to church, visiting with her friends, and was loved by many.

She is survived by her two children, Elizabeth (Terry) Tyner of Wabash, and Steven (Jill) Oswalt of Punta Gorda, Fla.; three grandchildren, Robert David Tyner of Nappanee, Jennifer Leann Nestleroad of Somerset, and Laura (Ritchie) McLemore of Rockaway, N.J.; and seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Michael Oswalt; great granddaughter, Katie Schneider; and her sister, Betty Jones.

There will be no services. 

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Ruth may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Apr 23