Ruth Eileen (Thomas) Geniesse

March 17, 1926 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 94)


Ruth Eileen Geniesse, age 94 of Wingate, passed away Sunday evening January 10,2021 at her granddaughter’s residence surrounded by her family.
Born March 17,1926 in Iowa. She was the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Thomas. She married Kenneth Geniesse on July 4,1957.

Surviving family includes: three sons, Alexander (Alice) Ferrell of Huntsville Al, Robert Geniesse and Kenneth Geniesse both of Wingate, one daughter Deborah (Timothy) Jeffries of Wingate; grandchildren, Kendall Jeffries (Tootsie Roll) of Crawfordsville, Alec Ferrell of Huntsville Al, Aaron (Jessika) Ferrell of Toney Al, and Trevor Jeffries of Valparaiso; a great granddaughter Andrea Ferrell of Huntsville, Al, and two great grand puppies James Dean and Henrietta.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and grandson Adam Ferrell.

Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, going to her granddaughter’s softball games and attending various sheep shows. Ruth held various jobs throughout her life, but by far her favorite was taking care of her grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen with no services. In lieu of flowers those wishing to may contribute to their favorite charity. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care in Waynetown entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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