Ruth C. Koos
Ruth C. Koos

DECATUR, Ind. – Ruth C. Koos, 99, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Adams Woodcrest where she had resided since 1990. She was one of the original residents in the Woodcrest Villas.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1917 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Emanuel Hurless and the late Nannie (Stetler) Hurless.

Ruth was united in marriage with Beryl McChristy in Covington, Kentucky in July of 1940 and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1945 while serving our country during WWII.

Ruth married her second husband, Sherman R. Koos, on Nov. 4, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1984.

Ruth was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church in Decatur, Union Chapel United Methodist Women's Circle, and General Electric Retirees Quarter Century Club.

She retired from Decatur General Electric Corporation in 1977 with 34 years of service.

Ruth is survived by the children of her close friends, Joe and Marge Schultz. Those children include Rosie Friedt & Barbara McNary both of Decatur; Kathleen Muller of Westmont, Illinois; Joan Wolf of Mainville, Ohio; Christine Touge of France; and Stephen Schultz of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Proceeding Ruth in death was an infant son Jerry Dean McChristy; three brothers, Doyt, Glenn, and Ray Hurless; and two sisters, Thelma Lawson and Frances King.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Woodcrest Chapel with Pastor Ed Karges officiating. Interment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at Woodcrest on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Preferred memorials are to Union Chapel United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.