Ruth Evalene Byers Swatts
94, of Clearwater, FL, passed away peacefully at home with family beside her on Nov. 12, 2011. Ruth was born in Indiana and resided the last 12 years in Clearwater, FL.
Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles; brothers, Millard Byers (Matilda), Henry Byers; a sister, Gwen; precious grandsons, Randy Joseph Amonett and Gary Lee Roembke.
She is survived by 1 son, Clair Swatts (Anne); 5 daughters, Myrna Wehmhoefer (Al), Gwen Drabik (Jim), Jacqueline Amonett (Bob), Kathleen Roembke (Jerry), Eileen Cuny (Jack); 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 10 great great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and her loving parakeet, Elvis.
Before moving to Clearwater, Ruth operated child-care center for forty years out of her home in Indianapolis. Ruth's passion was to offer all children "a home filled with love." Ruth was called "Grand-ma" by all the children and she loved "all her babies". As Ruth was leaving this earth and entering into heaven, she still remembered "all her babies" names and the dates when she cared for each and every one. Ruth's other loves were "Elvis", bingo and NASCAR racing. Ruth will be missed by her many friends at Bay Aristocrat Village in Clearwater.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 18th at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home , 5141 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN, with the funeral Saturday, November 19th at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 E. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN.
Memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: http://www.ghherrmann.com
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