Official Obituary of

Ruth E. (Dotterer) Briner

July 10, 1930 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Ruth Briner Obituary

Ruth E. (Dotterer) Briner, 93, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

She was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to the late Rex V. and Edna H. (Wilson) Dotterer on July 10, 1930.

Ruth married Joseph D. Briner on June 30, 1951 and he preceded her in death in May 15, 2003.

She worked as a corporate secretary at the Peru Trust Company. Ruth was a member of the Wabash Christian Church, American Legion, and Eastern Star.  An avid gardener, Ruth spent hours tending her flowers and vegetables, but the most important things to her were her family and friends.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards and traveling with dear friends.

Ruth is survived by her daughters; Beth Miller of Wabash, Indiana, Jan (Ron) Douglas of Pendleton, Indiana, grandchildren; Sabrina Jo (Ryan) Stackhouse , Blake E. (Ashley) Douglas, Carrie A. Tyson, Michael J. (Laura) Miller, Heather M. Miller, great grandchildren; Jessica (Johnathon) Dyson, Mark J. Miller, Caroline P. Miller, Sadie Jo Stackhouse, Laney N. Stackhouse, Camden A. Douglas, Eli J. Douglas, great-great grandchildren; Oliver Dyson, Massey Dyson, Rori Dyson, Charlotte Dyson, and sister-in-law, Joan Briner.

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Robert Dotterer, Mary H. Barrand, Helen J. Dotterer, and great grandson, Cody Tyson.

Visitation will be held from 10am to 12pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru. The funeral service will follow at 12pm with Pastor Haley Asberry officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wabash Christian Church.

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February 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


Wabash Christian Church
110 West Hill Street, Wabash IN 46992
Tel: 1-260-563-4179


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