Ruth E. Myers, 75, of Rockford, died Thursday evening, August 30, 2018
at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born February 8, 1943,
in Celina, Ohio to the late John William and Grayce (Gibson) Shaffer.
Ruth was a
graduate of Rockford High School, Class of 1961, where she met the love
of her life, Tom Myers. After attending Junior and Senior Proms
together, Ruth and Tom were married on September 12, 1964. They were
lifelong members of Rockford United Methodist Church.
needlepoint as well as arts and crafts, and she filled her home with her
painted ceramics. She was a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast and would spend
countless hours putting them together with her son. Ruth spent many
weekends and evenings camping with Tom, most recently at River Trail II
Ruth served as
secretary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary in Rockford for
over 40 years, having joined in 1971 as a charter member. She also was a
member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Van Wert.
She is survived by
her husband, Tom of Rockford; son, Michael (Deb Cottrell) Myers of
Rockford; daughter, Tamara (Peter) Brezniak of Crestview, FL;
grandchildren: Andy & Justin Anderson; great-grandchildren: Bryce,
Cameron & Gwendalyn; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her
parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Gale & Harold
Services will be
at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at Rockford United Methodist
Church with Pastor Chip Steffy officiation. Interment will follow in
Mercer Memory Gardens.
The family will
receive friends from 2 to 7 PM Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Ketcham-Ripley
Funeral Home, and again Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the
funeral. The Rockford Eagles will conduct a service at 7 PM Tuesday
contributions may be made to CHP Home Care & Hospice of Celina.
entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com
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