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Ruth E. Hollis

Ruth E. Hollis Ruth E. Hollis

Ruth Eleanor Trotter Hollis, 97, Corydon, formerly of Elgin, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Corydon.
Born July 15, 1920, in Coal City, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Janette Culbertson Trotter and George Edward Trotter.
She graduated from Coal City High School in 1938, earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Monmouth College in 1942 and completed graduate studies at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis from 1943 to 1944. Upon graduation, she worked as a registered medical technologist in Indianapolis and later was instrumental in building her husband’s private medical practice in Fort Branch. She was a member of Corydon Presbyterian Church since 1986. Prior to that, she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member and church elder with the First Presbyterian Church of Elgin and was a member of Church Women United. A Republican, she volunteered to assist with elections. She also volunteered at her children’s schools and with the Sherman Hospital Women’s Auxiliary in Elgin.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Walter Herbert (Doc) Hollis, on March 8, 2017.
Survivors include four sons, George E. of Brunswick, Md., John W. (Mary Lyon) and Thomas C. (Sheila), both of Battletown, Ky., and Robert M. of Elizabeth; five grandchildren, Joshua (Alysse), Erica (Robert Norrington), Austin, Elizabeth and Sarah; and four great-grandchildren, Mia and Reid Norrington and Margot and Elliot Hollis.
Service: Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at Corydon Presbyterian Church.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 (indicate ‘In memory of Ruth Trotter Hollis ’42’) or the Class of 1944 Clyde Culbertson Scholarship at the Indiana University School of Medicine (make memorial gifts payable to the ‘IU Foundation’IUSM’) and mail to Indiana University School of Medicine, c/o IU Foundation P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072 (indicate ‘In memory of Ruth Trotter Hollis’).