Ruth V. Sayles

March 02, 1926 - February 13, 2019

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Sunday, February 17, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Monday, February 18, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Monday, February 18, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Ruth V. Sayles, 92, of Kendallville died Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

She was born March 2, 1926, in Kendallville to Charles and Sarah (Emerick) Knott.

On June 27, 1942, in Albion she married Cecil Sayles. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1983.

Mrs. Sayles worked at Albright’s Grocery in Corunna for 20 years.

Ruth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was also a volunteer at Lutheran Life Village in Kendallville for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Ann (Melvin) Baughman of Grabill, Judy (Steve) Hutchings of Urbana, Ohio, and Peggy McDonald of Kendallville; a son, Jerry D. (Diane) Sayles of Corunna; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 12 great great-grandchildren.; and four great great great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Lenora Fritz, Thelma Bell, Florence Hazelton, Margaret Foote, and Berniece Becker.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Dr. Robert Shriner officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Dennis Harter, Dewight Harter, Darren Harter, Tim Hutchings, Scott Hutchings, Brent McDonald, Todd McDonald, Andy Sayles, and Matthew Sayles.

Calling is Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview Noble Hospice or St. John Lutheran Church.

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Terry & Deb Hypes
February 19th, 2019 2:25pm

I will cherish the memories of my Aunt Ruth. You will be missed.

Marge Taylor
February 19th, 2019 1:42am
Kendallville In

Ruth will be missed. A great Christian lady ! A good Lutheran.

David S S Davis
February 18th, 2019 3:01pm

Todd, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Chicago family sends you love.

Bonnie Becker O'Connor
February 17th, 2019 5:49pm
Mesa, Arizona

My sweet Aunt, my dear friend, my other mother. Thank you for a lifetime of love and friendship and support. I am so very glad you existed and chose to spread your boundless loving kindness over me. Rest easy, Girl.

Harry and Peggy Draper
February 17th, 2019 11:24am
laotto indiana

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you joy and a smile to your face. The grace of God bring you comfort and peace.

Marie Scopa
February 16th, 2019 4:16am
Fairfield, CT

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Paul and Pat Baughman
February 15th, 2019 3:47pm
Harlan, IN

You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Ruth.

February 15th, 2019 7:44am

Dear Grandma , I been thinking you all a long . I never forget you how I watch you cooking foods is my Fav food that yiu made homemade noodles dumplings soup. I will miss you cooking but wait we will see you again in heaven we will make together again. You will be in my heart forever never forgotten . you the most beautiful grandma I will always love you and cherished the moment in my life . I'm thankful Jesus took you home no more suffering now you free home. I will see you again someday love you always .God be with you Amen!

Londa Tegethoff
February 15th, 2019 1:57am

Love and prayers to the family. I loved Grandma Sayles so much and have amazing memories I will forever cherish .

Roger and Solita Christian
February 15th, 2019 1:54am
Corunna Indiana

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family and friends.

Dawson Davis
February 15th, 2019 1:44am

Todd, sorry about your grandmother.

Jamie Schackman
February 14th, 2019 11:07pm
San Marcos, California

Rest easy great grandma, you are with Jesus now. We will miss you but know we will see you again someday. Love you so much!

Jo (Starkey) Gilmore
February 14th, 2019 10:18pm

I remember Mrs. Sayles as a very kind and warm lady. Prayers and hugs for the family.....especially a few extra hugs for Peggy !!!!

Janet K Willey Morris
February 14th, 2019 9:34pm

So sorry for your loss, What a beautiful lady she was. She was so kind and sweet to me growing up...

Tom and Linda Becker
February 14th, 2019 9:28pm
Apache Junction, Arizona

Rest peacefully Aunt Ruth. You will always be missed.

James Becker
February 14th, 2019 9:20pm
Apache Junction Arizona

I'm sorry I never made the time to come visit. My memories are of how wonderful you are and of your house on Little Long Lake. I love you Aunt Ruth.

Maggie Drerup Henderson
February 14th, 2019 9:18pm

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to your family

Brittany Meyer (Butler)
February 14th, 2019 8:52pm
North Dakota

Ruth was my special friend when I was a kid at St. John. I’m so sorry to hear about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a very special lady!

Tim Hutchings
February 14th, 2019 8:08pm

Grandma I just wanted say I will always miss you but will never forget you, as you always shared your love and sweetness to be kind to others. I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven please know I loved you so much and tell Grandpa I miss and love him too and I cant wait to go fishing with him when I get there some day. please watch over all of us down here as your an Angel and have the power to keep us safe. Forever love! your grandson Timothy