Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
Mercer County native Ruth A. McMahan, 74, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Nov. 12, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Mercer County, to Ferd and Viola Bruns. Her mother survives in St. Marys.
Survivors are a son, Kenneth, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Debra Cool, Palm Bay, Fla.; four brothers, Robert (Martha) Bruns, Rockford, William Bruns, Decatur, Ind., Michael Bruns, Warren, Mich., and Thomas Bruns, Elida; eight sisters, Thelma (Carl) Grilliot, West Palm Beach, Fla., Wilma (Dale) Quellhorst, St. Marys, Martha Young, Greenville, Clara Beougher, Rockford, and Mildred (Paul) Donovan, Darlene Thees, Marie (Bill) Hornburger, and Victoria Giere, all of Celina; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, John and Don Bruns and a sister, Helen Peason.
She worked for Peter Eckrich and Sons for over 33 years.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial is in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice.
Condolences can be sent at www.covingtonmemorial.com.