AUBURNDALE - Mrs. Ruth Ellen Nutter Cherry, 88, formerly of Kokomo, passed away, at 4:23 PM, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Florida. Ruth was born on February 13, 1924 to Harry V. Nutter and Clemma Mae Woodruff in Indianapolis, Indiana. At a very young age, they moved to Kokomo, Indiana.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Joyce Dost, from Lafayette, Indiana; granddaughter, Laura Sheppard (Husband, Michael Reggie), from Rockford, Illinois; grandson, Steve Dost (wife, Patty), from Lafayette, Indiana; two great-grandsons, Michael Sheppard II, and Matthew Dost; one great-granddaughter, Shalina Gramman, and two great-great-grandsons, Ja'Vae Sheppard and Tyler Ladalski; and her friend and companion, Mack McCormick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Cherry, Richard Dost, son-in-law, and great-grandson, Gregory Dost.
Funeral services will be held at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM, with Pastor William Allison, and Pastor Merle Wenger officiating. Friends may visit with the family, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to , , and Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue Auburndale, Florida 33823. You are invited to read Ruth's obituary at, where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message for the family. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Ledger on Oct. 9, 2012