Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 4, 2013

Ruth Ann Schwering, 78

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Ruth Ann Schwering, 78, passed away Jan. 2, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Ruth Ann was born in Greensburg Nov. 17, 1934 to Herman and Rose (Oliger) Greiwe.

Ruth Ann married Ralph F. Schwering Oct. 4, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1991.

Ruth Ann was an excellent cook and for 37 years, she fed generations of kids at North Decatur High School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was also a member of the St. Lawrence Auxiliary, the Daughters of Isabella, the Delta Theta Tau Sorority Alpha Alumni and the Rural Couples Club.

Ruth Ann loved her family very much and always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed square dancing, playing Bunco, going to the casino, and she loved to watch birds out of her window at home.

Survivors include four sons; Greg (Arleen) Schwering, Greensburg, Mark Schwering, Indianapolis, Doug (Brenda) Schwering, Batesville, Brian (Dawn) Schwering, Greensburg; three brothers; Dan Greiwe, Chicago, Ill., John (Vicki) Greiwe, Batesville, Charlie (Linda) Greiwe, Greensburg and nine grandchildren.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers; James and William Greiwe, and two granddaughters; Elizabeth Nicole Schwering, and Christian Schwering.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 6.

A rosary service will take place before visitation at 1:30 p.m. followed by memorial service by the Delta Theta Tau sorority.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Monday, Jan. 7, Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences can be made to the family at