Ruthanne Emery was born into the home of Walter and Gladys Adams on June 25, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN.
She graduated from Broad Ripple High School and married her childhood sweetheart, Oren Dale Emery on August 5, 1946. Together they served the Wesleyan Church for over 65 years in various pastoral and administrative roles. Ruthanne was a loving mother and gracious hostess, opening her heart and home to many.
Upon retirement, Dale and Ruth moved to High Point NC where she lived until her death on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. She was a member of Hayworth Wesleyan Church.
Ruthanne was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Dr. O.D. Emery, her father and mother, and a brother, Jack Adams.
She is survived by her six children, Steve (Carol) Emery of Noblesville, IN; Paul (Susan) Emery of Marion, Indiana; Deborah (Andrew) Weaver of Pierre, SD; David (Donna) Emery of High Point; Timothy (Erlena) Emery of Clearwater, FL; and Elizabeth (William) Tietje of High Point, 19 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, David Adams and John Adams, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 26 in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Dr, High Point with a receiving of friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Rev. Wayne Preusz and Rev. Tommy Kidd. A private family burial will be held later.
Memorials may be directed to Hayworth Wesleyan Church, 1696 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 533 S. Fayetteville, St. Asheboro, NC 27203.