Ruth Bohall


Our mother, Ruth Bohall, 71, a lifelong resident of Bartholomew County, answered the Lord’s call at 5:05 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, after a long illness.

Mrs. Bohall was born on June 15, 1946, in Somerset, Kentucky, the 11th child of William Raymond and Lucinda Cross, and the granddaughter of James Everett and Laure Bell Cross and John Wesley and Mary Lou Callaway Price.

During her life, Ruth was blessed with three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She cherished the time she spent with her family and absolutely loved listening to bluegrass music, especially her son Roger. She was his number one fan.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, decorating and shopping.

She was a lover of the Lord and attended church until she was no longer able.

She was a long time member the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). She was a very avid bowler. It was not uncommon to find her at the Columbus Bowling Center at least four times a week, until she became ill.

She was inducted into the USBC Columbus Chapter Hall of Fame April of 2015.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 28 years, Cebert (Buddy), whom she married June 3, 1989; her son, Roger Brown and his wife, Laura, of North Vernon, twin daughters, Sonya Harrison and her husband Matt of Columbus and Tammy Anthis and her husband Frank of Columbus/Bloomington; her grandchildren, Brittany Brown, Jacob Rose, Cody Froedge, Jordan Bowman, and Skylar Harrison, all of Columbus, Jordan Hadley of North Vernon and Cody and Tucker Anthis, both of Bloomington; great grandchildren, twins — Brookelynn and Benjamin Eaton, and the youngest Raelynn Rose; a sister Hazel White and her husband John of Florida, and a brother James Cross of Illinois; several nieces and nephews; and many many friends.

She was loved by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Willie Edward Cross, Floyd Cross, Fred Cross and Ted Cross and sisters, Mae Adkins and Helen Turner. She was also preceded in death by her best friend, Raymond Brown.

As per her wishes, donations can be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Ruth’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Terry Branum officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to the time of service. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery

She wanted to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning.

This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time.

Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, shopping, gardening, listening to bluegrass music and bowling to her heart’s content.

Music, laughter and love are guaranteed.

She left detailed instructions for her husband and children to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed.