Ruth Elizabeth (Head) Rhew

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Ruth Elizabeth (Head) Rhew

December 09, 1932 - October 03, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth (Head) Rhew, 84, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. She was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Floral, Arkansas, to Isaac U. and Mamie (Ball) Head.
Ruth married Max Rhew on Aug. 4, 1950, in Arkansas, and they then moved to Indiana in 1953. She retired from Delco Electronics after working there for more than 20 years. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and enjoyed visiting with her friends and taking day trips with the church. Ruth loved her family and spending time with them. She was a devoted wife, taking care of Max after his health failed until his passing.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Jerry, Glen and Lawrence Head; sister, Verzene Skaggs; and grandson, Scott.
Ruth is survived by her brother, Tory Head; sons, Wayne Rhew, Gary (Maggie) Rhew, and Rick (Rosemary) Rhew; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, also at Sunset Memory Garden, officiated by Pastor Mike Ennis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 610 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902. For full obituary and to leave condolences, visit
Published on October 4, 2017
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