Ruth L. Carr, age 94, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:20 am.  She was born October 14, 1924 in Mercer County to the late Elmer and Mary (Luth) Bollenbacher.  On January 4, 1947 she married Calvin Carr, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2018.


Other survivors include three sons, C. Douglas (Teresa) Carr, Rockford, Steven D. Carr, Michigan City, Indiana, and Bradley B. (Kimberly) Carr, Willshire, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Aaron, Sarah, Brent, Paul, and Adam; and nine great grandchildren.


Also preceded in death by two brothers, John and James Bollenbacher.


Ruth was a 1942 graduate of Rockford High School.  She was a homemaker and also retired from Rockford First National Bank after 20 plus years of service. 


She was a life member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, Rockford, where she was very active in the women’s group.  She also volunteered her time at Laurels of Shane Hill, and State of the Heart Hospice.   


Ruth was a devoted wife and mother, a fun loving grandma, and had many friends.  She enjoyed playing cards, reading, traveling, and watching the Cincinnati Bengals.  She will be deeply missed by all.


Visitation hours will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.


Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, 9009 State Route 118, Celina, Ohio 45822, with Rev. Karen Tamorria, officiating, where the family will receive friends from 9:30 am – 10:30 am prior to the service at the church.


Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio.


Memorials can be made to CHP Hospice, and/or St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township for Wernle Children’s Home.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina & Saint Marys.



Gary J Fox Sr., age 87, passed away April 29, 2019 in Fairfield, Ohio.


He was born to the late Peter and Hazel Fox on February 21, 1932 in Mendon, Ohio.


Gary was employed by John R. Jurgensen after he graduated from Mendon High School.


He then co-owned Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping in Fairfield, Ohio. After retiring, he started a business with his son, Fox Services Inc. and continued to work there until recently.


Gary is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Patty Fox; three children Gary J (Debby) Fox Jr., Sandy Fox, Kelly (Jane) Fox; ten grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and sister Barbara Armstrong.


He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and a sister.


A visitation will be held at Rose Hill Funeral Home Hamilton, Ohio on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9am-11am with a memorial service to follow at 11am.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.



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