Phyllis J. Ruse

May 13, 2016


Phyllis J. Ruse, 67, of Frankfort passed away unexpectedly in her home on Friday, May 13, 2016.  She was born the youngest of 12 children on November 7, 1948 in Tipton to Delton and Edna (Tishner) McGill.  She married Harvey Ruse on January 15, 1969 in Frankfort and he survives.

She was a 1968 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and a life-long Frankfort resident.  She worked at Federal Mogul for 30 years and CNH for 5 years.  She later graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in Licensed Practical Nursing.  She retired in 2013 to spend time with family and friends.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed gardening and taking care of her family and grandchildren.



Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband Harvey are her Son:  Dennis (Jean) Ruse of Frankfort;  Grandchildren:  Jamie (Wes) McBryant of Frankfort, Brian (Chelsea) Killman of Frankfort, Will (Eda) Spencer of Lafayette, and Tabitha Spencer of Frankfort;  Great Grandchildren:  Kya, Lincoln, Bayleigh, Mya, and Natalie;  Sisters:  Noni McGill and Betty Harshman both of Frankfort;  Brother:  John (Judy) McGill of Frankfort;  along with several Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and 8 siblings.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Phyllis J. Ruse”

  1. connie blubaugh May 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    i am so sorry to hear phillis passed i went to school with her and we where school buddies. i am sure she will be missed , all my prayers to the family

  2. nicole dickens May 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jamie and Wendy love ya both sending love and prayers

  3. Keith Gephart May 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Harvey & family, thoughts & prayers ..truely a great woman has been taken to soon. We are always here if needed for anything at all. God bless you all…

  4. Donnie-Debbie Baker May 16, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news. She was such a nice lady. We knew her from Federal Mogul. She will be missed by so many. Prayers for comfort and peace to her family and friends.

  5. Jane Laughner May 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    This is heartbreaking to hear. , Phyllis and Harvey are old friends. Just breaks my heart fior their family . Fly high with the angels Phyllis .

  6. Aunt Jean May 16, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Dennis and Jean. She was a sweet lady. You are in my prayers.

  7. Carrie Laffoon May 17, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I worked with Phylis at CNH on occasions. Always so nice. She brought me clothes and shoes if she thought they might fit my little girl. Sorry for your loss. She loved her family.

  8. Tony/Tammy Ponto May 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Phyllis was my second Mom for years and Harvey my Dad , Dennis , my Brother .
    Phyllis will be greatly missed , but there is no doubt Heaven has a new Angel that will continue to watch over her family .
    We send all our love and condolences .

  9. Exie Pence May 17, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I am so sorry to here of Phyllis’ passing. My prayers are with you. I have known her for many years thru FM and most recently at the library working on our genealogy. Dennis hang in there God will not give you more than you can handle.

  10. Sandra Dragoo May 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/mother-in-law Dennis and Jean. Praying God will give you peace and comfort as you grieve the loss.

    Sandy & Kenny Dragoo

  11. Lana Redman Congleton May 18, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I graduated in 1968 with Phyllis. I always remember her as such a sweet, shy, kind soul. I know that she is at peace with the Father. My prayers are for you, her family who will grieve her loss. It is the Father’s plan for us all to be together again someday. Until that time, I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you peace.

  12. Jeannie Scott May 18, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Well I’m at a loss for words but I’m going to try to say what’s on my heart. Phyllis you was sooo kind and sooo sweet to me as a little kid growing up, but we almost totally lost contact as we both became adults. I have a few good memories and an occasional talk at Walmart but we were not close although we were family. You worked all your life and I sat at home and raised 4 kids. Phyllis I want you to know I didn’t go to your funeral not out of any disrespect but I just couldn’t bare seeing another family member laying in a coffin. Phyllis I wish I had been more of a part of your life, but I just want you to know I loved you for the sweet and very determined woman you were. I look forward to rejoicng with You and all my family and friends who have already gone home. I hate goodbye’s so I’ll just say RIP Phyllis until we meet again. Love, Jeannie

  13. Charlyce May 25, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your sister. I just happened across her obituary. Please accept our sincere condolences. Death is such an enemy…how grateful we will be when Revelation 21:4 is fulfilled. As you know our prayers are with you, your family and others experiencing this type of sadness. All our love to you and Judy.

  14. Kya Emary December 16, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I miss her a lot

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