Ruthi was born in Naveda, Missouri in the cold of winter. In her life, she saw and lived in a few different locations and graduated in 1977, from Henderson County High School. She attended college at the Community College in Henderson and studied CIT classes. Ruthi had many jobs that she used the skills she learned as a Bookkeeper and Data Entry Recording Clerk during her time, including Red Banks and St. Vincent Hospital, until that Department was outsourced. She took that time to expand her horizons as a Blackjack Dealer, former Casino Aztar, and transitioned to AT&T as a CSR until she couldn’t anymore. Ruthi was an incredible fighter throughout her life surviving Throat and Breast Cancer both, as well as a Mastectomy! She was a lover of animals, cats more than any other and enjoyed the outdoors doing a lot of camping over the years.
Ruthi was proceeded in death by her mom and dad, Glenn & Sandra Rackley, and her brother Steven Rackley. She left behind her son, Christopher Bellew and grandchildren: Bailey, Carson, Kathryn, and CJ. Her siblings Teri, Sally, Robert, Kathy, and many nieces and nephews, family, and friends.
Ruthi wanted to be cremated with her ashes going back to nature somewhere in the mountains. There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering, details TBA. If you would like to make a donation in her honor, please do so at, It Takes a Village.
We thank everyone for their many thoughts and prayers, at this time.
The Rackley/Bellew Family.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.