Ruth Ellen Higgins “Ruthie” Hill

October 14, 1915 ~ March 9, 2022

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Mrs. Ruth Ellen Higgins “Ruthie” Hill, 106, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Oxford Health and Rehab. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Joe Tonos officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 A.M. An inurnment service will follow in the church’s columbarium.

Mrs. Ruthie was born on October 14, 1915, to the late Haskel and Bertha Higgins. She was the owner of Hill Electronics and the former host of an advice radio show in North Vernon, IN. Mrs. Ruthie was a beloved member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Friends at Oxford Health and Rehab described her as always looking happy, alert, and ready for mischief. Mrs. Ruthie lived a long and wonderful life. Her charm and wit will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ruthie was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin R. Hill and her sister, Margaret E. Ferguson.

Mrs. Ruthie is survived by a sister, RoseAnn Vicars of Franklin, TN; a brother, James Higgins of Henderson, NV; and a nephew, Jim McCauley and his wife, Marge of Oxford, MS; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Ruthie’s memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Building Fund, 416 S. 5th Street, Oxford, MS or online at


Friday, March 18, 2022 10:00AM – 10:30AM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
406 University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655


Friday, March 18, 2022 10:30AM – 12:00AM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
406 University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

1 thought on “Ruth Ellen Higgins “Ruthie” Hill”

  1. Dear Hill family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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