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Ruth (Richardson) Mattingly

March 15, 1921 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 99)

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Ruth Mattingly

(Nee Richardson)

Hammond, IN

March 15, 1921-January 14, 2021


Ruth Mattingly, age 99, of Hammond  passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2020.

She is survived by her three daughters Suzette (Chuck) Sterba, Cheri (Vernon) Rumsey and Bonnie (Jeff) Towne; four grandchildren: Danielle Denehie, Monte  Denehie, Jason (Stefanie) Towne and Shawn Holstein; ten great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years William Ivo “Bill” Mattingly; Parents: Lapsley and Mallie Richardson; grandson Jeremy Towne; 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. directly at Life Point Church 7350 Kennedy Avenue with Pastor Orlando Soler officiating. Covid-19 guidelines will apply for attendance and for those not attending in person a livestreaming of the service will be available at facebook lifepointchurch-hammond.  Graveside service will be held at Summit United Methodist Church Cemetery, Summit Kentucky at a later date.

Mrs. Mattingly had been a resident of the Calumet area for 76 years and was a charter member as well as the oldest living member of Life Point Church formerly Hessville Assembly of God. She faithfully served in Choir, Sunday School, Youth and Women’s Ministries over the years. During WWII she worked in a pants factory making army uniforms and also worked as a riveter on war planes.

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Celebration of Life
January 24, 2021

12:15 PM
Life Point Church
7350 Kennedy Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323

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