Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Josephine L Ruman, "Jo"

Passed away on August 19, 2019

Josephine L. “Jo” Ruman, age 94. Late of St. John formerly of Whiting.  Passed away August 19, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Bernard “Bernie”.  Loving mother of Virginia “Ginny” Ruman, Christine (Jim) Scalchas, Carol (Dave) Kirchhoff, Kathleen (Lynn) Patton, Janet Watson, the late Richard (Jennifer) Ruman, and the late Thomas Ruman.  Cherished grandmother of Shelly, Sondra, Becca, Ally, Aaron, George, Andy, Stephanie, and Nicholas.  Dearest great grandmother of Dakota.  Dear sister of Marie and the late Margaret.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Jo loved to cook and bake.  She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church.  Visitation and Funeral Services Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:30 am until time of prayers at 10:30 am at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th LN. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.) St. John to St. John the Evangelist Church – Day Chapel (Corner of 93rd and 41).  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am with Rev. Sammie Maletta officiating.  Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Last Chance Rescue (www.lcrescue.org) in Jo’s name. 


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:30 am

Funeral Mass:
St. John the Evangelist Church - Day Chapel
Corner of 93rd and 41
St. John, Indiana 46373
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:00 am

Calumet Park Cemetery
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Last Chance Rescue in Jo's name. http://www.lcrescue.org

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:30 am until 10:30 am

"Sorry for your loss."
- Phillip Vasey (Pig Pen)
August 23, 2019 12:21 am

Candles Lit
"Dear Mom, This candle's flame will forever burn in my heart. I Love You Always and will Miss you Immensely <3 "
- Janet Watson
August 23, 2019 10:01 pm