Ruth Marie Gray, age 97, passed away peacefully at Trustwell Living at Miller Place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. 

She was born on April 5, 1926, to the late Walter & Florence (Ickes) Spicer.   On April 7, 1946, she married Lewis A. Gray and he preceded her in death on August 11, 2011. 

Survivors include two daughters, Connie (Ron Hammons) Gray and Sharon (Rick) McGowan, both of Celina. 

Ruth was a 1944 graduate of Center Township Local High School, Neptune, Ohio.  She was a homemaker and helped Lewis on the family farm.  She also worked at Goldstein Department Stores and JC Penney’s, both in Celina. 

She enjoyed gardening, reading, crocheting, sewing and most of all spending time with family and friends. 

Funeral services will begin at 3:30 on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Matt Overman officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm prior to the start of the funeral service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery in Celina. 

Memorial contributions can be made to EverHeart Hospice, 230 W Main St, Coldwater, Ohio 45828. 

Ruth’s family would like to offer thanks to the staff at EverHeart Hospice & Trustwell Living at Miller Place for the special care they gave Ruth.

Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Ruth and her family.

To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit or the Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.


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