Monday, December 19, 2011

Ruth Givens (Yarbrough, Givens) Gausche

Ruth Givens Gausche, age 87, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kenosha, WI. Ruth was born in Savannah, Georgia, December 13, 1924, to James and Matilda (Nee: Kelly) Yarbrough. Ruth’s mother died when she was six weeks old. She had thirteen biological brothers and sisters and was adopted by Louis O. and Frankie (Nee: VanBrackle) Givens.

Ruth attended secretarial high school and worked at Hunter AAFB, where she met her future husband, Vyant E. Gausche. On June 20, 1944, in Bloomingdale, Georgia, she was united in marriage to Vy, who preceded her in death on January 13, 1975. She was also employed by J.C. Penney and Geo W. Morris Metal Stamping. Ruth was a member of Christ Church United Methodist and the Eastern Star Society OES #45. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her sons, Charles Louis (Renee) Gausche, David Earl (Jean) Gausche; four grandchildren, Mary Kathern John, Charles Frederick Gausche, Dr. Eric David (Dr. Sheetal) Gausche, Michelle Marie (Brian) Van Schyndel; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Christopher John, Maren Jean Van Schyndel, Kent Brian Van Schyndel, Jensen David Van Schyndel; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her husband, Vy, she was preceded in death by her biological parents, James and Matilda Yarbrough; her adoptive parents, Louis and Frankie Givens; two adopted sisters, Lois and Elizabeth Givens.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. Interment will follow at Mound Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or to one's favorite charity have been suggested.

A very special thank you to the staff at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and to Hospice Alliance for their kindness and compassion while caring for Ruth.

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