Ruth Eileen Nocton, age 92, of Williamsburg, Indiana passed away Sunday September 26, 2021 at Ambassador Health. She was born in Richmond, Indiana on March 10, 1929 to Robert W. and Eva Wissler Merkamp. Ruth was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She married Robert Edward Nocton on Feb 4, 1950.
Survivors include her husband, Robert, children Nancy (Calvin) Moore, Martha (Thomas) Goble, Robert (Joyce) Nocton Jr., Joe (Janet) Nocton, Mary (Steve) Hersey, Steve (Tara) Nocton, Tim (Damita) Nocton and Kevin (Becky) Nocton; 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and many nieces/nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her infant daughter Amy S. Nocton, grandson, Joshua Hersey; brother Kenny (Alma) Merkamp and sister Erpha (Clem) Baumer.
Ruth was a loving wife and mother and helpmate on the family dairy farm. She was a member of the Williamsburg Lion’s Club, receiving the Melvin Jones award and Williamsburg Community Center. She substituted for the Northeastern Wayne Schools. She also was active in Home Economics Club and Birthright. She was a 1947 graduate of Centerville High School. In later years, Bob and Ruth traveled many places with the Lion’s Club.
Liturgy of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday October 1, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to immediately follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation for Ruth will be held at Williamsburg Community Center on Thursday September 30, 2021, from 4-7p.m. Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 240 South 6th St., Richmond, IN 47374 or Williamsburg Area Community Center (WACC), 8500 N. Centerville Rd.,PO Box 145, Williamsburg, IN 47393.