Ruthanne Abbott, 67, of Peru, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:40pm.

Ruthanne was born in Peru on August 13, 1952 to Harold and Wilma (Mickey) Hilgeman. She graduated from North Miami High School and was employed by a few factories before going and working as a seamstress for Blondie and Dagwood in Peru. Later, Ruthanne became the owner/operator of her business, Beautiful Creation by Abbott. She volunteered for the Circus City Festival for many seasons behind the scenes, braiding hair and applying makeup to both performers and kiddie clowns.

In 1973, Ruthanne married Dennis W. Abbott, and together, they had three children: Angela Abbott (Jeremiah), James Abbott (best friend Andrew Cornett), and Tim Abbott and wife Chelsea, all of Peru. Ruthanne was blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren: Brayton (Bridgette) Thomas, Alyssa, Brianna Thomas, Tyler and Karah Riley, Luke Abbott, and Genesis Cornett. Also, two great-grandchildren: Kyreigh Burdine and Baby J due in October, 2020.

Ruthanne also leaves behind two sisters: Margaret Harding, and Marceil Barragan; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Lynda Brower, and a grandbaby Melannie Abbott.

Visitation will be held from 12pm – 2pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Reflections of life and funeral service will follow at 2pm. Private graveside service will take place at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Peru.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, and Miller’s of Peru.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.Flowers