Charlotte Jean Ruch

Charlotte Jean Ruch, 89, of rural Mulberry, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at her home.  She was born in Mulberry, Indiana, on February 5, 1933, to Adam and Leona (Smith) Yoder. She married Robert M. Ruch on December 1, 1952; he survives.

Charlotte graduated from Rossville High School. She retired from Kentland Dairy Products as a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ near Frankfort and a former member of Mulberry Order of the Eastern Star, the Mulberry Mothers Club, and the Tippecanoe County Home Extension Chorus.  Charlotte was an amazing cook and was most appreciated by her family for her incredible holiday feasts and birthday celebrations.  According to her great grandson, Hudson, she made the very best chocolate chip cookies.

Surviving Charlotte in addition to her husband, Robert, of Mulberry, are her children, Kathleen (Clement) Heincer of Springfield, VA, Kem (Beth) Ruch and Kevin (Glenda) Ruch of Mulberry, and Lisa Ruch of Indianapolis; sister-in-law, Linda Yoder, of Rossville; grandchildren, Rhiannon Ruch of Lafayette, Liam (Amanda) Heincer of Burke, VA, Amanda (Holden) Brackett of Frankfort, Hilary Heincer of Springfield, VA, and Melissa Ruch of Frankfort; and great grandchildren, Hudson Keith of Lafayette, Zach Heincer and Rosie Heincer of Burke, VA.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Bolyard, and brother, William Yoder.

Per Charlotte’s request, there will be no services. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Fair Haven Cemetery in Mulberry.  Memorial contributions in Charlotte’s honor may be made to Clinton County Humane Society. Online condolences may be directed to

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