Agnes Ruth Porter Beaudry, 74, Plainfield, passed away on Wednesday.
She was born in Charleston, W.Va.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Marshall University and was a Fulbright Scholar. She obtained a master's degree from Case Western University, and received a fellowship to pursue a doctorate in French at the University of Illinois. She then taught French at DePauw University for 31 years, retiring in 1998.
During her retirement she became a docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and continued her work as associate editor of the Simone de Beauvoir Studies.
Survivors include her husband, James G. Beaudry, and a cousin.
Preceding her in death was a sister, Janice Porter.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield.
Online condolences can be made at www.baker funeralservice.com.