Annie Ruth Underwood (neé Scott) was born March 19, 1941 in Hatchechubbee, Alabama to James Scott, Sr., and Amerine Watson Scott. She was born third out of six siblings. Upon relocating with her family to East Chicago, Indiana, the Scott family settled in Gary, Indiana where Annie attended Tolleston High School. Annie married Joseph Underwood and to that union two children was born Tabitha and Michael. Annie was a retired employee of the Gary Community School Corporation in (Gary), where she was dedicated to serving her community by inspiring future generations. Annie was an avid reader, passing on her love for books to those who shared her passion. Annie Ruth loved her family and was loved in return. Annie passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Louisville, KY. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph and daughter Tabitha. She leaves to cherish her fond memories son, Michael Underwood, siblings Georgia Mae of Las Vegas, NV, Mary Jane of Louisville, KY, James Jr. (Patricia) of Merrillville, IN, Thomas James (Cathy) of Las Vegas, NV, and Jesse James (Beverly) of Seattle, WA. One grandchild, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Graveside services Monday January 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Published by Post-Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.