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Ruth A. Traxler, 91, Goshen, died 7:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Goshen Hospital.
She was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Fort Wayne, to John and Mary (Smith) Wilson.
She married Vincent Traxler, June 30, 1948.
Surviving are her husband, Vincent, Goshen; daughters, Frances (Thomas) Overstreet, Indianapolis, Gail (Stephen) Nichols and Ruth (Robert) Newell, both of Goshen; sons, Daniel (Kathleen) Traxler, Elmhurst, Illinois, Matthew (Patrice) Traxler, Goshen, Christopher (Terri) Traxler, Hume, Virginia; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers, Deward Wilson and George Wilson; and sister, Charleen Lash.
Ruth was a homemaker and member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen.
A funeral Mass took place Tuesday Feb. 6, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen, with Father Royce Gregerson as officiant.
Burial will be at a later date at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be directed to Elkhart County Right To Life.
Arrangements are with Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen. Online condolences may be made at www.rrefh.com
Published on February 9, 2018
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