Ruth Ellen Wiggins Edwards April 11, 1926 – Feb. 13, 2013
WARREN, Ind. – Ruth Ellen Wiggins Edwards, 86, of Warren, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence, Heritage Pointe Home in Warren.
Born in Dixon, she was the daughter of Frank Davis Wiggins Sr. and Frances Irene (Taylor) Wiggins. In 1945, she married Herbert LeRoy Edwards of Lanark.
After her mother’s death in 1933, Ruth left Dixon High School to care for her four siblings. She was supervisor at Freeman Shoe Co. of Dixon, making army boots during World War II. At the age of 64, she fulfilled her dream of a high school diploma from Rensselear Central High School in 1990. With family as her career, she worked part time for W.T. Grant store; as a Title 1 reading tutor for Warsaw Community Schools; and was a licensed practical nurse at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, Ind.
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