Ruth “Betty” Elizabeth Ross Paquette, 86, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
She was born on March 3, 1934 in Chicago, Ill. to Edward R. Ross and Dorothy M. Altherr Ross.
Mrs. Paquette was a 1952 graduate of Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis. She was a 1956 graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Home Economics.
During her life, Mrs. Paquette was a dietician, Executive Director of Sigma Kappa’s Central Office and retired from Delta Tau Delta Central Office. she also volunteered for several non-profit organizations.
Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne E. (Ron) Valle and Mary L. (Ken) McCain; grandchildren, Ken (Kelly) McCain, Melissa (Nick) Lavella, Natalie (Nick) Catton, Matt (Katie) McCain and Nathan (Raquel) Valle; great-grandchildren, Emma, Nolan, Bailee, Marti, Charlotte, Marin, Myles, Leo and James; and half-sisters, Peggy Ross and Mary Lou Sheridan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Armand; and brother, Robert M. Ross.
A private family service will be held. Randall & Roberts Funeral Home has been entrusted with Mrs. Paquette’s care.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (
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