Ruth Fanelli

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V. Ruth Fanelli

94, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 in Indianapolis. She was born March 12, 1920 in Centerville, OH to the late William C. and Marie Mae Havens Method Burns.

Ruth is survived by her children, Nancy Rybolt, Rose Shaw, Joseph (Paula) Fanelli, Ann Fanelli, Carol Kartz, Mary (Tom) Fish, Gladys "Jean" Fanelli, Catherine (Kenneth) Rainbolt, and Sandy Carter; siblings, Harold Burns, Bobby Burns, Virginia White, and Gladys Brookshire; 30 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Fanelli and 7 siblings.

The family is being served by Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington Street where a funeral service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery. Please share your condolences with the family at

Funeral Home
Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East
10722 E. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46229
(317) 899-7115
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 11, 2014