Oldest woman in Indiana passes away in Carmel



Ruth J. Scott Reeve, 110, of Carmel, died Nov. 25 at Manor Care at Summer Trace.

Ruth was born in 1903 in Denton, Neb., to Wilbur and Ida Reeve, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, E.C. Pete Scott; her second husband, Frank S. Reeve; a brother; three sisters; and two beloved grandsons, Mark and David Badger.

Ruth and her late husband Frank lived most of their married lives in South Bend, Ind., where he was owner and president of Reliance Pharmacy.

Ruth was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and was in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Carmel United Methodist Church for 43 years where she was active in the Women’s Society of Christian Service and was a member of the Mary Martha Circle.

Ruth was a quiet servant to the Lord. She generously gave of her time and talents to others expecting no recognition or praise. For several years she served as the music chairperson and was treasurer for the Vespers group at Summer Trace.

Ruth was dedicated to her husband, family and her faith, and she enjoyed playing bridge with friends.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Phyllis (Arthur) Wolff, Janet (Peter) Schma and Ila (Jack) Badger; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at Carmel United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to gather from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Badger Memorial Park in care of the Carmel Dad’s Club.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the loving and caring staff at Summer Trace and to Delores Duckett for her special care of Ruth.