Josephine Ruth Bandy (1932 - 2014)

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Josephine Ruth Bandy, 81

Josephine Ruth "JoRuth" Bandy, 81, of Lafayette, IN, died at 2:23 PM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at her residence.

She was born May 28, 1932, in Tazewell, VA, to the late Russell and Frances Sparks Christian.

Mrs. Bandy worked as a nursing assistant at Central State Hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Bandy enjoyed crocheting, reading, sewing, needlepoint, writing poetry, and songs.

She was a member of the Evergreen Wesleyan Church, a Sunday school and Junior church leader, captain of the church's prayer chain for several years, active in teaching Bible studies.

Surviving are daughter-Nancy Park (Joseph), Lafayette; son-Wentford E. Bandy, Indianapolis; son-Wade H. Bandy, Indianapolis; brother-Robert L. Christian (Connie), Greencastle; grandchildren-Elizabeth Williams (Chris), Indianapolis, Andrew Park, Chicago, Deborah Shireman (John), Port Orange, FL, Kimberly Bandy, Indianapolis, Michael Bandy (Kimberly), Indianapolis; 13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband George V. Bandy Jr., September 30, 1988, and three brothers, David Christian, Russell (Junior) Christian, Jesse Lee Christian.

Visitation will be 5:00PM-7:00PM Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Evergreen Wesleyan Church, 1525 Grove St., Lafayette. Funeral Service 10:00AM Thursday at Evergreen Wesleyan Church. Pastor Joseph Park Jr. officiating. Entombment to follow at Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Those wishing may contribute to the Evergreen Wesleyan Church, 1525 Grove St., Lafayette IN 47905. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2014
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