Ruth Ann Schaller

Born: Mon., Sep. 15, 1958
Died: Thu., Apr. 5, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 08, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

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  Ruth Ann Schaller, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Community Hospital East.

  She was born September 15, 1958 in Gary, IN, to George and Ellen (Biehl) Black.  She married Michael J. Schaller on June 7, 1980, and he survives.

  She is also survived by her daughter, Amanda (husband, Sean) Mang of Greensburg; son, Adam (wife, Michelle) Schaller of Kansas City, Missouri; 3 grandgirls, Claire and Nora Mang, and Eilis Schaller, brother, Charles (wife, Ruth) Black of Cedar Lake, IN.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Megan Schaller.

  Mrs. Schaller was a social worker for 30 years in Northern Indiana.  She served her last year at DCS in Decatur County.

  She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church while in Shelbyville.  Before that she was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Crown Point, IN.

  Mrs. Schaller enjoyed shopping, singing, and spending time with her family and grandgirls.

  Visitation will be on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville 

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St., Shelbyville with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

  Burial will be in Kingston Presbyterian Cemetery in Decatur County.

  A Celebration of Life will be held on April 11th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7667 E. 109th Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307, with a gathering of friends and family from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Memorial Mass following at 6 p.m. with Father Tom Mischler officiating.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health Hospice, 7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

  Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Schaller family.

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margie pixey
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
I am speechless. My deepest sympathy, hugs, and prayers to each and every one of you. I have many memories in my heart. Ruth Ann and I will always have a very special friendship which was given to us through Christ and our spiritual formation together as we began our journey serving His people in very special ways.

With love, and tears,

Margie Pixey

Mike and Lisa
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
Amanda and Sean,

So sorry to hear that your loved one has passed. Please know that we are lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Lisa

Ken Curosh
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Earlene Rotz Morgan
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Mike may the love of your family comfort you in the days ahead. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.

   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
God speed dear Ruth Ann. How I admired your delivery as you so graciously agreed many times to share your knowledge to our caregivers in our Alzheimers & Dementia classes when asked. You so generously gave of yourself to us and so many others. I reach out to your family to share my condolences. Leona

Barbara Dzikowski
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
What a beautiful spirit has passed from our midst. Ruth Ann was such a loving, joyous, and inspirational person who touched many lives. Through her social work, her understanding and compassion for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers was unsurpassed, and she was a dynamic speaker who touched hearts. Deepest condolences to her family. She will be missed.

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