Ruth A. Royse

January 17, 2019

Ruth A. Royse, 87, of Frankfort, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  She was born on April 6, 1931 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Frank and Dora Irene (Surber) Cheek.  She married Lewis Blackburn in 1945 and he preceded her in death.  She married Clarence E. “Sonny” Royse in 2004 and he preceded her in death.

Ruth attended Scircleville Schools and worked at The National Cigar Factory and Del Monte in Frankfort.  She had also worked in nursing homes and was a waitress.  She lived in Indianapolis for 31 years and had moved to Frankfort in 2017.  She enjoyed animals of all kinds and loved feeding the squirrels and birds.  She especially loved her dogs:  Frankie, Lucky, and Baby.

Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s honor to the Clinton County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019 at the funeral home.  Rev. Jerry Blackburn will officiate.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Children:  Patty (Gary) King of Morrisville, NC, John (Natalie) Blackburn of Frankfort, Kenny (Marsha) Blackburn of Lafayette, Jerry (Mary) Blackburn of Frankfort, Paul (Kim) Blackburn of Artesia, NM, David (Jeanne) Blackburn of Morristown, TN, Steven (Maureen) Blackburn of Lafayette;  5 Sisters;  2 Brothers;  18 Grandchildren;  and 30 Great Grandchildren.  Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, son: Ronnie Blackburn, grandson: Paul, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Ruth A. Royse”

  1. Larry and Phyllis Hughes January 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    John and Natalie , so sorry about your loss. Praying for you and your family. Larry and Phyllis Hughes

  2. Tom & Pam Lewis January 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Paul & Kim
    Tom and I are sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing.
    She was a sweet lady, enjoyed the times she was out visiting with y’all.
    She’s at peace now…….and with her Ronnie, Lil Paul and the family that has gone on as well.

  3. marsha blackburn January 17, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Ruth this is marsha, want to tell you me and Kenny love you very much we are going to miss you so much, but you are in our hearts forever rest in peace. god bless you

  4. Sam Marineau & Janet Wheeler January 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    We are greatful that we were able to see her before she passed away and to help, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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