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March 28th, 1939 – Friday, May 2, 2008

Service Information
Community Center in Old Agency
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Visitation Information

Ruth G. Titus, 69, of Sisseton, South Dakota journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, May 2, 2008 at The Tekakwitha Nursing Home in Sisseton, South Dakota due to a lengthy illness.

Ruth was born on March 28, 1939 in Sisseton, South Dakota to the late Reverend Willis Titus and Grace White Titus. Ruth was an only child.

She leaves behind three sons: Arness Titus, Joel Eastman Sr., and Cary Eastman Sr.; two daughters: Rolette Eastman and Angeline Eastman all of Sisseton, South Dakota; twenty one grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Her parents were traveling missionaries and Ruth attended numerous schools and educational facilities throughout the United States and Indian Country, completing her G.E.D. in South Dakota.

After Ruth’s parents settled in the Buffalo Lake area, she lived with her parents who helped raise her five children.

Ruth enjoyed shopping, garage sales, the card game rummy, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her favorite was Darnelle Eastman of Redfield, South Dakota.

She was a member of The Buffalo Lake Presbyterian Church and its Ladies Aid.

Funeral services for Ruth Titus will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. C.L.P. Filmore Simon, Reverend Enright BigHorn and Gerald Heminger Jr. will officiate.

Interment will follow at Buffalo Lake Presbyterian Cemetery in Eden, South Dakota.

Special music provided by Butch Felix, Elana Wilson & Anita DuMarce and the Ashes sisters from Lake Andes, South Dakota.

An all night wakes will be held on Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Honorary Casket Bearer will be all of Ruth’s friends and relatives.

Casket Bearers will be Joel Eastman Sr., Dallas Hill, Koel Eastman, Winston Eastman, Everette Drum, Leslie King, Todd Kampeska, Norman Johnson and Mike Brant.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. jamie german

    I hope things are going good for you all, I know your ma was a wonderful,beautiful dakota woman. she was very nice and kind when i used to take care of her in the tekawitha nursing home. she loved all her children,grandkids,and relatives,she reminisced about the past. She is with the Lord and is at peace.

  2. Rebecca Woods

    Sorry for your losses Angie,Renee,Joe,Cary and Arnis. Condolences from me and my family. sorry we couldn’t make it, but I just found out yesterday. My prayers are with you all.


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