Ruth Jane Whiting was born September 23, 1963, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Albert Whiting Sr. and Elsie Crow. Ruth, 56, of New Underwood, made her journey to the Spirit World on November 21, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.
Ruth is survived by her children, Daphne Cottier of Chamberlain, SD, Waylon Cottier of Sioux Falls, SD, Gloria Gilliard and Jasmine Martinez, both of California, and Lucas and Mark Nelson, both of Connecticut; siblings, Roberta Joyce Whiting of Porcupine, SD, Frank Whiting of Kyle, SD, Victoria and Christine Whiting, both of Rapid City, SD, Albert Whiting, Jr. of Hastings, NE, Ambrose Monroe of Illinois, and Cyrus Condon of Rapid City, SD; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; aunt, Ella Coleman of Porcupine, SD; special friend, Tom Fish of New Underwood, SD; her dog, Chance; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Whiting, Sr. and Elsie Crow; siblings, Carol, Elizabeth, Violet, Mark, Bernadette, Mike, Carmen and Donovan Whiting and Ben Togami; and grandparents, Willard White Belly, Mary Thunder Hawk, James Crow and Suzie Strikes Enemy.
Pallbearers will be: Brandon Iron Hawk, Jordan Mesteth, Jimmy White Thunder, Javier Ramos, Jason Jack, Kyle Whiting, Dave Whiting and Egan Whiting.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Fr. Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD with rosary services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Fr. Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Fr. Edmund Yainao, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. George Apple
Graveside Services: St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Sharp’s Corner, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD