Ruth E. Sites, age 85, of Rockford passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence.  


She was born August 22, 1932 in Mercer County to the late Ivan & Emma (Rasawehr) Fast.  She married William J. Sites on August 25, 1957, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1991. 


Ruth was the mother to five children Colleen (Randy) Shellabarger of Rockford, Teresa Sites of Mendon, & Peggy (Doug) Beair of Rockford and preceded in death by children - Roger Sites & Beverly Sites; grandmother to five grandchildren Tim, Chad, Lindsay, Job, & Rachael; great grandmother to four great grandchildren Kylie, Morgan, Toby, & Eli; and sister to Arnold Fast of Celina & Henrietta Barber of St. Marys. 

Ruth was a 1950 graduate of Celina Senior High School. She dedicated most of her life as a homemaker for her family and was a member of St. John Lutheran Hopewell Church.  Ruth enjoyed the Ohio State Buckeyes, farming, playing cards, camp fires, spending time in the woods, and quilting.  Ruth truly loved her family and was devoted to her family, friends and grandchildren. 

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Cisco Funeral Home, Celina with Rev. Karen Tamorria officiating, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  

Graveside service will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Cisco Funeral Home, Celina. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John Lutheran Hopewell Church, 9009 State Route 118, Celina, Ohio 45822

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina. 

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Lois Kathryn Fox "Grandma Fox", age 97, of Celina, went to be with her Lord and Savior with family at her side, on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 

The Gardens at Celina. 

She was born December 1, 1920, in Rockford, to the late Carl H. & Blanche (Shaffer) Bennett. 

Lois married William Paul Fox on December 27, 1939 and he preceded her in death October 31, 1998. 

She is survived by 4 children: Rev. Larry Fox of Wapakoneta, Rita (Robert) Kimmel of Celina, Paula Pennington of Grand Rapids, MI and Kathy (Richard) Phillips of Celina; 2 brothers: Max Bennett of Ohio City and Theo (Marlene) Bennett of Kettering; 9 grandchildren: Susan (Bill) Walter, Jayma (Dan) Dodds, Stephen (Darci) Fox, Dawn (Larry) Trame, Bret Kimmel, Lisa (Vincent) Zylvitis, Rachel (Edward) Perdue, Kara (Michael) Lovitt and David (Rachel) Phillips; and 22 great grandchildren. 

Lois was preceded in death by sisters: Mary (Wayne) Snyder and Donna (Clarence) Trisel, baby brother Keith Bennett, brother Lloyd Bennett, daughter-in-law Sue Fox, sister-in-law Dorothy Bennett; and two great grandsons. 

She worked for a number of years in the office at the Stokely Van Camp canning plants in Celina and Curtice, Ohio. 

Lois was a member of Celina Church of the Nazarene. A long-time Sunday School Teacher, everyone there knew her as "Grandma Fox".  She was involved in preparing food for the church funeral luncheons for many years, and was noted for her scalloped potatoes. 

Lois loved to cook, and took pleasure in watching her family enjoy what she had prepared. She loved remembering family and friends on their special occasions with messages and greeting cards. She loved her great grandchildren and enjoyed hearing about their lives, activities, and school days. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, at Celina Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Chris Riffle officiating. Burial will be at North Grove Cemetery, Celina. 

Calling Hours are 4:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, and an hour prior to time of services on Wednesday, at the church. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Celina Church of the Nazarene.


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