Through the years, she had many horses and many other animals. She was passionate about helping people. She loved animals, antiques, music and nature. James Taylor was “her heart” and she attended many of his concerts over the years. Ruthann was a gifted musician. She played guitar and piano and was a singer. She was a born again Christian who used her spiritual gifts of giving (Luke 6: 38), intercession (Isaiah 54:17) and wisdom (Proverbs 31: 26-30) — all essential scriptures to Ruthie. She was devout and fervent in prayer. Many people were touched by her kindness, bright smile and her optimism. She was united in marriage with Brent Foil in 1982, and they had 3 children.
She is survived by her sons, Matthew Jarrod Foil, 31, of Danville, Ind., and Heath Andrew Foil, 27, (Molly Miller), of Shumway; a granddaughter, Leeann Janette Foil, 20 months; her mother, Patricia Dunteman of rural Shumway; siblings, Darrell Dunteman (Angela) of Lewiston, Edwin Dunteman, M.D., of Chesterfield, Mo., and Nancy Raifsnider (Steve), of rural Shumway; two aunts, Juanita Rutherford, of rural Dalton City and Marilyn Gray, of rural Shelbyville; 11 cousins; four nieces; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Tristan Andrew Jarrod Foil; her father; five uncles; one aunt; four grandparents; and two cousins.
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