NEW ALBANY - Seabrook, Ruth Annette, 96, passed away Friday August 23, 2013 at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center.
She was the former Ruth A. Rutherford, born on December 7,1916 in Claysville, IN and graduated from Campbellsburg (IN) High School in 1934. In 1936 she graduated from the New Albany Business College and took post-graduate work at Central Business College in Indianapolis. She also earned credits from Indiana University.
Ruth was employed as a clerk-typist in the Procurement Divisions of the War Department from 1942-1946. At that time she transferred to the Treasury Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue, working as a clerk-typist until 1953. After her retirement from the Internal Revenue, she worked closely with her husband Paul at the Seabrook Funeral Home, now Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, where she served as bookkeeper until 2012.
She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, New Albany Chapter #340. Ruth was a former member of the Lost River Baptist Church in Claysville, IN., and in 1977 moved her membership to the Culbertson Baptist Church where she lived true to her God, faithful to her family, and kind and cheerful to her friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul W. Seabrook, whom she married on October 24,1953; her parents, Edwin R. and Fern V. (Wible) Rutherford; her sisters, Elizabeth F. Hackney, Edith R. Newlin and Imogene K. Chastain; and her brother, John W. Rutherford.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Marilyn Pinaire of Evanston, IL; her daughter-in-law, Floris Seabrook of New Albany; four grandchildren, Mark Seabrook and Karen Bunch of New Albany, Susan Breece of Evanston, IL and Stephen Pinaire of Wilmette, IL; eight great -grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews and their families including Martha Rutherford of Paoli, IN, who cared for her.
A funeral service celebrating Ruth's life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Culbertson Baptist Church with burial in Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes (1119 E. Market St.) from noon - 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 - 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions: Culbertson Baptist Church
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 25, 2013