We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
Lois Faye (Ruble) Koenig Engle was born August 3, 1936, in Batesville, Indiana. She married Eugene “Duke” Koenig, just after graduation from North Vernon High School in 1954. She was employed at Muscatatuck State Hospital in Butlerville as a secretary, then occupational therapist, and finally as a recreational therapist, retiring in December 1986, with 26+ years’ service.
Faye, as she was known to all, touched a great many lives, from friends she made in school years to the residents for whom she cared for in her years at Muscatatuck State Hospital. Her home was open to all, and many of her children’s friends found a second home and family there. It was a place where some found solace, compassion, and an attentive ear where it may not have otherwise existed. She was a deeply caring and giving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and confidante to so many, and a true treasure to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosetta (Criswell) Tanner Ruble Holmes, father, Harry Ruble, brother, Lanny Ruble, husbands, Eugene “Duke” Koenig and Donald “Hank” Engle, grandson, Jacky Koenig Jr. and later, her companion, Lafayette “Lafe” Rayburn, as well step-daughters, Lisa Bissonett and Jennifer Engle, and a step-son, Mark Engle.
She is survived by son, Jacky (Patsy) Koenig Sr, Madison, IN; daughter, Gina (Garrie) Scott of Cheyenne, WY; sisters Joyce Bradford, Copperas Cove, TX and Gin-Nie (Steve) Smith, High Point, NC, step-son Jeffrey Engle, as well as nine grandchildren; Jana (Steve) Armstrong, Julia (B.J.) Barnett, LeeAnn (Zach) Chase, Rhianna (Jeff) Rowlett, Sarah-Ann (Bryan) Fox, MaryAnn (Josh) Myers, Donovan Scott, and Dariann Scott. Also, ten great-grandchildren; Haylee Armstrong, Tristin Deeds, Kylie Rowlett, Kelsey Rowlett, Evan Armstrong, Zachary Chase, Daxton Myers, Ryan Chase, Bastion Barnett, and Amelia Myers, and several nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved, doted over, and adored.
She enjoyed camping and traveling, following her children and grands in their school activities and sports, and in later years, bingo, jigsaw puzzles, some gardening, wildlife, and bird watching, and simply enjoying time with her children and their families. In the more recent years prior to her passing, she lived with her son Jacky Sr & wife Patricia, and most recently with granddaughter, Julia Barnett & husband “BJ” and great-grandson Bastion.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
Memorials may be made in her honor through the funeral home to the Jacky Koenig, Jr. Memorial Scholarship with Jennings County Community Foundation or the American Cancer Society