Ruth Kay (Snyder) Rinard

July 21, 1950 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 69)

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Ruth Kay (Snyder) Rinard, 69 of Argos, Indiana passed away Sunday September 15, 2019 at 11:19 a.m. at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson, Indiana following a lengthy battle with cancer. On July 21, 1950 in Plymouth, Indiana she was born to Clarence G. Snyder and Pauline E. (Deisch) Snyder and had lived all of her life in the Argos community.

Ruth was a graduate of Argos High School class of 1968. She was a member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary and the Plymouth American Legion Auxiliary.  

In 1972 in Argos, Indiana she married Robert (Bob) R. Rinard. He preceded her on January 17, 2005.

Ruth worked in the Mechanic Repair shop office for NIPSCO. She retired in 2007 after 32 years. 

Ruth loved her flower gardens and watching & feeding the birds. She gave her heart and soul in fixing up her house and spent many hours achieving that goal.  Over the past several years Ruth had wintered in Florida and Arizona with her loving companion Ed “Pete” Martin and they had visited nearly all the states.

Ruth is survived by her Companion – Ed “Pete” Martin of Argos, Indiana

Step-Daughter – Gina Jo Rinard-Fielder of Rochester, Indiana

3 Grandchildren – Kaylee, Doug, and Robby and 3 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters – Phyllis Jean Shivers and husband David of Argos, Indiana; Patsy Ann Singrey and husband Lee of Inwood, Indiana

And her nieces and nephew

She is preceded in death by her Parents; Husband: and a Daughter Stephanie  


Friends may visit with the family on Thursday September 19, 2019 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 470 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana with Rev. Mary Hyer of the Argos United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.


Memorial Contributions may be made to: Marshall County Center for Hospice, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, Indiana 46563

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana


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September 19, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Earl-Grossman Funeral Home
208 N. Michigan St.
Argos, Indiana 46501

Funeral Service
September 20, 2019

11:00 AM
Argos United Methodist Church
570 N. Michigan St.
Argos, Indiana 46501

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