Ruth Marie (Calahan) Warrick

Born: Thu., Oct. 1, 1925
Died: Sat., Mar. 23, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 29, 2019
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 29, 2019
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Ruth M. Warrick

October 1, 1925 – March 23, 2019

Ruth Marie Warrick, 93, of South Bend died at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, March 23rd in her residence surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born October 1, 1925 in Michigan City, IN to the late Grace (Todd) and Chester Calahan and had lived in South Bend most of her life. On June 14, 1947 in South Bend she married James Warrick who preceded her in death March 21, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Warrick 1961 and her sister, Dorothy Carl. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia McKinney (Byron) of LaPorte, IN and Cheryl Holmgren (John) of Valparaiso, IN; four grandchildren, Thomas McKinney, LeAnn McKinney, Jennifer Holmgren, and Elizabeth Holmgren; and four great-grandchildren, Colin McKinney, Christine Holmgren, Camdyn McKinney, and Ryan Holmgren.

Ruth was a graduate of Riley High School and the former Memorial School of Nursing. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital for over 29 years, 25 years in the Intensive Care Unit. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Community Congregational Church, South Shore Retirees, Memorial Retirees, and Nurses Alumni Association. Ruth had a green thumb and took great pride in her garden.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 29th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. with Rev. Garry Fisher of Community Congregational Church officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be made to Grace Hospice, 5838 Brick Rd., South Bend, IN, 46628 or Community Congregational Church, Cleveland Rd., South Bend, IN, 46637. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Ruth 's memory to the following organizations:

Community Congregational Church
19671 Cleveland Rd., South Bend, IN, 46637

Grace Hospice
2725 Airview Blvd., Suite # 101, Portage, Michigan, 4900

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   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
What a beautiful photo of Aunt Ruth! I know she will be missed by many. Doug and I will be with you in thoughts and prayers on Friday. No matter the circumstances, having your Mom, Grandma, mother-in-law die, it will be huge adjustments. Those left to mourn have a new earthly reality to grasp. Heart hugs today, and in the weeks and months to come.
Always, Karen

Doug Warrick
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
My wife and I will always remember her for her health care expertise and getting those well established "early girl" tomato plants from her and Jim each spring when we lived in South Bend.

Tim Wanless
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by CrossPointe Christian Church.

Sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Love, CrossPointe Christian Church

Theodore Weigzel
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Thinking of you and praying for Bonnie and Ted