Ruth M Ernst
Ruth M. Ernst, 90, of New Albany, passed away October 21, 2019 at Faiths Mini Home. She was born on December 8, 1928 in Oaktown, Indiana to the late Raymond D. and Geneva B. Smith. She was the owner of Ruth's Studio for over 35 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carl W. Smith and a sister, Alice Bowdenstad.
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, John R. Ernst and a son, Robert D. Ernst.
A service to celebrate her life will be conducted Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 East Spring Street with private burial in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.
Published on October 22, 2019


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Carol Schad
Oct 25, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ruth. I was in her ceramic class, and loved every minute of it. She was a very talented lady. I have been out of town, just got back last night. So sorry I missed her service.
Faith and Kara at Faith’s mini home
Oct 24, 2019
Kara and I really appreciated getting to know Ruth and her family. Ruth maintained her kindness all the way to the end. She was a pleasure to care for. We will always remember her.
Faith and Kara at Faith’s mini home. It was such an honor to get to know Ruth and her Husband as well as her son. Ruth was such a pleasant person to care for. She maintained her sweet personality all the way to the end.6
Oct 24, 2019
Rose Marie Wilbert
Oct 24, 2019
I feel like the most blessed person for have known Ruth for over 36 years. She brought out a talent in me I never new I had. She was a wonderful listner, talented artist, love giving lady, and so much more. I'm truly lost without her. I have her with me, as so many members of my family also due. Her talent will always live on in so many ways.
Thanks Jack for sharing your beautiful wife and loved one, with me and so many others .
Happiness for you and Bobby
Judy Hanen
Oct 23, 2019
So many wonderful memories as Ruth got us through ceramics. She was so patient and kind. Have missed her since class ended and am reminded every time I pull out something I made. Her talents live throughout NA and farther.
Oct 23, 2019
Ruth was and will always remain in my heart,she was the sweetest persons I have ever met. I loved her as if she was my own mother. Ruth was the smartest person when it came to paints and ceramics. Ruth will be forever missed dearly
Trina Amos
Oct 23, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. I had so much fun learning the art of ceramics from Ruth. We sure had a lot fun and endless laughs in her basement. Ruth was a fine person and I will always remember her kindness and talent and willingness to teach us all. Prayers and hugs, Jack.
Love, Trina
Sherry stiller
Oct 22, 2019
RIP Ruth have missed her not only was she a client she was a close friend. Jack you have our condolences from Together Again Salon we have missed her