Ruth Ivy Lehman, 49 of Bristol passed away Monday July 12, 2021 at home of natural causes.
She was born in Elkhart to George Ray Lehman (deceased) and Pam Zirkle on July 25, 1971. She graduated from Northridge High School and received an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems at Portland Community College in Oregon.
Ruthie (Ivy Jean) enjoyed working with the elderly, as well as working at the auto body shop. She was a funny, kind spirited soul who knew how to connect with pretty much everyone. She'd flash that dazzling smile, followed by her boisterous laugh and you would be hooked.
Her compassion for animals, especially dogs, was unsurpassed. She would drop everything to help an animal in need.
She couldn't resist a good tune, and would bust out into song and dance anytime, anywhere. Ruthie will be missed dearly, but not forgotten.
“Ivy Jean” is survived by her mother Pam
Zirkle, her paternal grandmother Ruth Lehman, her half sister and brother, Andrea Brook Lehman and George Taylor Lehman.
Also, surviving is her cousin, Carla Blenk, who helped her very much, her very dear friend Jerry King, who took care of her for the last year,
and her Aunt Deborah Schenck and Deborah's husband Rowdy.
Any donations can be made to the Humane Society of Elkhart county.