Wife of Benjamin Franklin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0447



Ben and Ruth at AAFA’s 1991 Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS




Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 30 March 2005


            Ruth E. Lively Alford 70, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, March 28, 2005. She was born September 17, 1934 in Palestine, TX.

            She was a homemaker as well as a member of D.A.R. and West Lawn United Methodist Church, West Lawn, PA.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Oaklawn Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Home, 2500 Churchman Avenue.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Alford, Jr. and daughter, Carol Ketelle.

            She is survived by her son, Benjamin F. Alford, III (Sarah); daughters: Kay Quatroche (John) and Dolly Sumrow (Steven); sister, Mary Annette Goodman; brother, Thomas Lively; nine grandchildren & one great grandchild.


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Reading, Berks Co., PA—Thursday, 31 March 2005


            Ruth E. (Lively) Alford, 70, Indianapolis, formerly of Wyomissing [Berks Co., PA], died March 28 in the Westminster Village, Indianapolis.

            Her husband, Benjamin F. Alford Jr., died in 2003.

            She was born in Palestine, Texas. Alford was a member of the West Lawn United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are a son, Benjamin F. III, Knoxville, Tenn.; and two daughters: Kay (Alford) Quatroche, Indianapolis, and Dolly (Alford) Sunrow, Katy, Texas.

            Other survivors include a sister, Mary Annette (Lively) Goodman, San Angelo, Texas; and a brother, Thomas Lively, Daytona Beach, Fla. There are also nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            She was predeceased by a daughter, Carol (Alford) Ketelle.

            The Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center, Indianapolis, is in charge of arrangements.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Sept 1934, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            Ruth is listed as Ruth E. Kemp in her husband’s obituary. Her first husband, _____ Kemp, was the father of her daughters Kay and Dolly. Benjamin Franklin Alford III and Carolyn Denise Alford Ketelle are her stepchildren.

            Ruth’s husband was AAFA’s President from 1992–1996.