GIBSON, Ruth Ann (Benke), age 90, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015. Ruth Ann was born on September 8, 1924 in Dayton, OH to the late Harry Elmer and Anna Louise Benke.
She is preceded in death by her parents; 5 brothers; 1 sister; husband, David Gibson and son, Troy Gibson. Ruth Ann is survived by her sons, Craig (Chris) McSherry, Brian (Cindy) McSherry and Robert (Julie) Gibson; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Brant.
She was an early role model to other women who entered into professions traditionally restricted to men. Ruth Ann's career spanned membership on a small team who established the first Air Force computers in 1952 and concluded with her being the Director of the Programmers School at the Air Force Institute of Technology in the '60s. She enjoyed square dancing and all its pageantry as well as a fierce card game of duplicate bridge. Ruth Ann was also known not to back away from a good poker game.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Ruth Ann's life will be held at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St. Centerville, OH on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Centerville Routsong Funeral Home
81 N. Main St.