Ruth Ann Eller Dishman, 81, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Monday, April 20, 2020, at the Statesville Autumn Care.

Mrs. Dishman was born April 28, 1938, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Howard and Laura McClannon Eller. She attended Iredell County Schools and on October 31, 1953, was married to the late Robert “Bob” Lee Dishman. She attended Poplar Springs Church of God and was the co-owner of North Iredell Chair Co.

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Bobby Dishman and his wife Patty of Winston-Salem and Joseph “Joe” Dishman and his wife Nikol of Statesville; one daughter, Regina “Gina” Cobb and husband Steven of Statesville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Mike Dishman; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Private family graveside services will be held Friday at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County. Online condolence may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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