Ruth E. (Whetsel) Farrington

Born: Mon., Oct. 31, 1921
Died: Mon., Feb. 28, 2011


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 03, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 03, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 04, 2011

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AUBURN — Ruth E. Farrington, 89, of Auburn died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Wesley Health Care in Auburn.
She was born Oct. 31, 1921, in DeKalb County, to the late Paul and Willo (Hinman) Whetsel.
Ruth had a varied background in business. She was a legal secretary, medical office Manager and co-owned Farrington Real Estate in Waterloo for 20 years.

In 1991, they merged with Classic City Reality. She worked through the years with a number of great people and real estate offices until her retirement just a few years ago with Mike Thomas Reality.
She was associated with Maple Grove Methodist Church and Auburn First United Methodist.

She was a charter member of Richland Township Home Demonstration Club, a member of the Northeast Indiana Real Estate Association and was a former member of the Eastern Star. She was an avid musician and enjoyed studying and playing the piano and violin.

She and her husband Charles were very civic minded and were always involved in many different community activities and organizations over the years.
She married Charles Farrington on Sept. 25, 1941, in the Waterloo United Methodist Church. He passed away April 27, 1992.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Larry Rothenhofer of Fort Wayne, Louise and Gary Rockey of Boerne, Texas, and Julie and Randy Ramsey of Auburn; three sons and a daughter-in-law, John Farrington of Auburn, Jim and Camille Farrington of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Rex Farrington of Auburn; six grandchildren and their spouses, Laura and Steve Warner, Josh and Brooke Farrington, Jay Farrington, Ryan and Stephanie Ramsey, Rachel Ramsey, and Myah Farrington; one step-granddaughter and her spouse, Jill and Kevin Sherlock; five great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by an infant son; a granddaughter, Betsy Opper; a stepgrandson, Doug Rothenhofer; and a sister, Barbara Leach.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery.
Calling will also be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Serenity House, DeKalb County Humane Shelter, or the DeKalb High School Show Choir.

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Leabeth (Scattergood) Smith
   Posted Wed March 02, 2011
I wish to extend my sympathy in Ruth's passing. I always enjoyed seeing her and visiting for a few minutes when our paths would cross. She was always very friendly.

Don DeWitt
   Posted Wed March 02, 2011
Pat and Family,
Cindy and I were saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Such great memories I have of the old days and my times with the Farrington family. Although it was many years ago I fondly remember the wonderful family atmosphere in and around the household. Your parents were special people and I always appreciated their kindness and generosity. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.

Don and Cindy

Jean Sebert Rinehold
   Posted Wed March 02, 2011
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Farrington family. Ruth was such a gracious lady and will be missed by many.

Marva Eberly
   Posted Wed March 02, 2011
Please accept my sincere sympathy. My prayers and thoughts go out to
all of you. I will always remember your Mom's friendly smile. She will always be a great memory .

Bill Nice
   Posted Thu March 03, 2011
Dear Pat and Family,

I would like you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. We are here for such a short time. I remember your mothers smile and her welcoming way. God bless.

Scott & Cheryl Saalfrank
   Posted Thu March 03, 2011
Dear Rex, We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your and your family. May God give you His strength and peace through this difficult time.

Cheryl (Brown) Stephens
   Posted Thu March 03, 2011
Please accept my most sincere sympathy in the loss of Ruth. I had the pleasure of working with her at the medical clinic in Waterloo, and I always loved her. She was a treasure. You were so lucky to have had her for so many years, although we are never really ready to say good bye. She will be sorely missed by all.

Phil Dunn
   Posted Fri March 04, 2011
Pat and Larry

Sorry to hear about Ruth. Sandy and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Phil and Sandy

Rose Spaw
   Posted Fri March 04, 2011
Dear John and Family,
Thinking of you at this time of loss and hoping
that all your memories of your Mom will carry
you through the tough moments. One day at
a time.

Sheri Casper
   Posted Mon March 07, 2011
Randy, Julie, Ryan and Ratchel,
Rex and John,

I was so sadden to hear about the passing of your dear mother/grandma. I am so greatful that I was able to spend a few minutes with her at the hospital and give her a kiss on her forhead. She was such a sweet lady and such a "go-getter". You and your family are in my prayers.

Maggie (Drerup) Henderson
   Posted Thu March 10, 2011
Please accept my deepest smypathy

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