Ruth Clow-Dempsey


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September 6th

Ruth Clow-Dempsey, 89, of Syracuse, IN passed away on September 5, 2017 at her home.  She was born on March 13, 1928 in Marion, IN to Willis & Lillian (Stackhouse) Thomas.  She graduated from Marion High School, and then Ball State University earning a degree in nursing.  On June 26, 1949 she married Roy Clow who preceded her in 1997.  On August 12, 2001 she married Robert Dempsey who survives.  She was a lifetime ob gyn nurse, retiring from Fairhaven Physicians of Goshen in February of 1993.  Along with her husband Robert Dempsey, she is survived by her four children – Kaye (Tom) Gardner of Dallas, TX, Deborah Clow of Indianapolis, Geoffrey (Terri) Clow of Plainfield, and Brett (Sue) Clow of Syracuse.  11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  1 sister – Becky (Tom) Prior of Eau Claire, WI.  She was preceded by 1 sister and 1 brother.  There will be a Memorial service to honor Ruth’s life on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2 PM at the Quaker Haven Chapel located at 91 EMS D16 Lane, Syracuse, IN 46567 with Pastor Dan Burnham from the Dewart Lake Community Friends Church officiating.  Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from noon until 2.  Online condolences may be sent to: eastlundfuneralhome.com.  Memorial contibutions may be made to the Dewart Lake Community Friends Church


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