MS. Ruth Rimmer Morgan 95, of Madison, MS was called home to be with the Lord on May 09, 2017 in Madison, MS. Visitation will be Friday, May 12, 2017 from 10-11a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison, MS. Graveside will follow at Montgomery Cemetery in Madison, MS.
Ruth was born on October 17, 1922 in Richland, MS. To W.J. & Hassie Shanks. She grew up in Richland, MS. where she attended and graduated High School. Ruth went on to attend Holmes Junior College, which is present day Holmes Community College. In Mrs. Ruth’s earlier years’, she was an Administrative Assistant for Dr. James Chustz for many years until retiring. Ruth had such a great passion for music. She was an accomplished pianist who in fact was the pianist in the early 1950’s for the First Baptist Church of Madison when the sanctuary was located in the chapel area. She was deeply involved with the community in volunteering and played for the residents of The Home Place along with the Nichols Center. After moving to the Home Place she would become the pianist for the Choir group there and was very involved with the activities they had daily. Ruth was an outgoing, elegant lady who never met a stranger. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with friends. Most importantly Ruth loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, W.J. & Hassie Shanks., two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Shanks and Eva Kinard, three brothers, Claude Henry Shanks, Chester O’Neil Shanks, and William James “Bubba” Shanks.
She is survived by her loving son, Stephen Rimmer and his wife Sheryl of Madison, MS., Two grandchildren, Ashley Melissa French of Colorado Springs, CO., and Stephen Wales Rimmer III and his wife Rachel of Ridgeland, MS., four great- grandchildren, Frank Bradley French, Stephen Wales Rimmer IV, Savannah Kathryn Rimmer, and Meredith Serena Rimmer.
The family wanted to give a special thank you to the staff ‘s at the St. Joseph Hospice Care and The Home Place. Also the family expressed with great emotion how much they appreciated Mrs. Courtney with St. Joseph Hospice along with Mrs. Ann Thompson with The Home Place for the love, comfort, and compassion they showed to Mrs. Ruth for treating her more like their own family than friend.