She was born on January 29, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York to William Ernst Krause and Ruth Una (Arnst) Krause. Ruth lived in the greater New York area until her late 30’s. She was married on Valentine’s Day 1943 in Durham, North Carolina to Reverend James “Jim” Constantine Paige, where he was serving in the Army during World War II. They shared 56 years of marriage together before he passed away on September 19, 1999.
After the war, Ruth worked in her husband’s insurance agency, Paige & Campbell, then at another office as an insurance underwriter. Once Jim graduated from Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, they went on to start many churches, including several locally. Ruth served as a pastor’s wife in nearly 20 locations throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States.
Ruth was a member of Pleasant View Bible Church in Warsaw, was Our Lady of Kosciusko in 2007 and had served in many volunteer capacities in the community. She always took great joy and pride in her family relationships and made it a point to teach each one to live well for the Lord, and to finish well in the same fashion.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters: Darlene Ruth (Retired Col. R. Gary) Tregaskis (Johnson City, Tennessee); Lynn (Terry) Howie (Winona Lake, Indiana); son: Retired Col. Kurt R. (Carol) Paige (Colorado Springs, Colorado); five grandchildren, three-step-grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Allan R. Krause, granddaughter, Amy Nicole Paige and her step-granddaughter, Patti Howie Tucker.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. with her memorial service to be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at the Grace Village Chapel, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana, with the Rev. Mike Hontz officiating. Private burial will take place on Friday February 15, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be directed to Grace Village Retirement Community – “Caring Friends”, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590; or to Pleasant View Bible Church, 2782 W. 200 N., Warsaw, Indiana 46580 and would be appreciated by the family.
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