Louise Ruth Gatza, 78, of Noblesville, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at her home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Saint Charles, Va.

She was the owner of Fashionette Beauty Salon for many years, retiring in 1998.

She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a member of Westchester Bible Church near Chicago, and Harbour Shores Church of Cicero. She actively taught children through Child Evangelism Fellowship and Good News Clubs. She loved reading her Bible, and enjoyed playing piano and writing music as a hobby. She had a love for animals, and supported the Humane Society. She was a former member of the Republican Women's Club and the Noblesville Senior Citizens. She authored a medical article which placed her in Who's Who of America.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 51 years, Donald Steven Gatza; daughters, Roxann (Robert) Bankert, and Diane L. Gatza; many cousins that are the descendants of Vincent and Nancy Caroline (Summers) Oppert; and her step-grandchildren, Justin, Jestina, Jenna, Jecinda, and Jared.

In addition to her parents, Maurice and Beatrice (Baker) Parker, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Morris (Lenore) Atkins.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, with visitation scheduled from 5 p.m. to the time of service. Pastor Don Jennings II will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Behold the Lamb Ministries, Inc., PO Box 234, Noblesville, IN 46061; or online at www.beholdthelamb.com

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