Ruth Belle (Fear) Paterson, 84, of Argos, passed away September 7, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, Indiana. On May 13, 1939, in Argos, Indiana she was born to Thurl J. Fear and Elnora (Mechling) Fear. Ruth lived all her life in the Argos community.
On February 10, 1981, in Bradenton, Florida she married Thomas “Tom” Paterson and together they shared the next 42 years.
Ruth worked for many years at the Wash Board Laundromat, Argos, Indiana and at Casey’s making Pizzas, Argos, Indiana. She was a former member of Argos Lions Club and Izzak Walton, Argos, Indiana.
Ruth is survived by her Husband – Tom Paterson of Argos, Indiana
Daughter – Karen Smith and husband Tracy of Argos, Indiana
Son – Lowell Hollar and wife Susan of Argos, Indiana
8 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren
Step-Daughter – Terri Brandt and husband Rey of Plymouth, Indiana
Step-Sons – Thomas R. Paterson of Argos, Indiana; Robert Paterson of Elkhart, Indiana; and Tim Paterson and wife Shalon of Plymouth, Indiana.
Brother – Harold Fear and wife Ester of California
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Brother – John Fear, Step-sons – William Paterson and James Paterson
No Services are planned at this time
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Argos Library, 142 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana 46501 or Marshall County Humane Society, PO Box 22, Plymouth, Indiana 46563
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana