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Mariruth Forkner

September 25, 1925 — April 1, 2017

Mariruth Forkner, 91 of Tipton died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on September 25, 1925 in Brown County, Indiana to Mayo & Ota (Martin) Curnutt.  Mariruth married Dale Forkner on April 30, 1943 and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2007.

She was a graduate of Prairie High School, class of 1943 and worked at Delco in Kokomo before retiring in 1987.  Mariruth enjoyed reading and crafts.  She also enjoyed playing board games with her family and beating them.

She is survived by three children; David M. Forkner and wife Geraldine, Michael D. Forkner and wife Susan, Sue Forkner all of Tipton; six grandchildren; Brian, Jessica, Robert, David D., Leanna, and Rene; three great-granddaughters, Ashlynn, Kendra, and Rosemary; a great-great-granddaughter, Braylin.

Mariruth’s funeral will at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Ward presiding.  Burial will be at the Arcadia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674 or the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

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