Janis C. Ruggles

August 23, 1926 ‒ April 14, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Janis C. Ruggles, age 89, of Fredericktown, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born on August 23, 1926 in Nevada, Ohio the daughter of James and Bessie (Keller) Mock. Janis was a faithful member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the United Methodist Women and Joy Circle club. She was also a member of the Fredericktown Garden Club and was active in the Fredericktown Historical Society.

Janis is survived by her children, Lynn (Larry) Overly of Fredericktown, Cliff (Debbie) Ruggles of Mount Vernon and Don (Carol) Ruggles Jr. of Fredericktown, ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Ruggles Sr. (2015) and a sister, Betty Jones.

A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Gary Campbell officiating. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Janis C. Ruggles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 or the Fredericktown Historical Society, 11 E. Sandusky Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • Don, Carol and family
    o sorry to hear of your loss! Your mom quickly realized my ornery side and she would say something she knew would get me laughing. That usually led to Morris and Harold joining in which ended with Laura chastizing the back row! All the while Janis sat there smiling! I loved it!

  • My sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I enjoyed talking
    with Janis at Fredericktown Garden Club and Senior Citizens.
    She was a lovely lady. Kathryn Williams

  • We will miss you, Aunt Janis. Love always and deep condolences to your beautiful family, The Greens

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her. She will be greatly missed, but I know she is happy to be with Don again. She is at peace
    Mike and Laura Spencer .

  • So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    I’ll always cherish the fond memories of Janis. She was always so kind and mailed photo’s of our Daycare Float in the Tomato Show every year. And always thanked me for taking such good care of Kaira when she attended my daycare. Will miss her smile and our little conversations in church. She will be missed by many.
    Tammy Lynch

  • Your mother and father were a very special couple. We loved them so very much. Totally agree with Kelly Goff Castle, Janice had a cute sense of humor, so did Don. I loved her hugs. We liked the church get together(s) at the farm and wagon rides pulled by the mules. Prayers and extra hugs for the family.
    Kathy Dean

  • Dear Janis,
    Rest in Peace, where the Sun Always Shines, with no enemies and no worries, where you and Don may walk your favorite walk.

  • Thoughts, prayers & hugs to your family!
    Sadness, but contentment knowing she is with Don now whom I know she dearly missed.
    Jen, Emily & Levi Roberts

  • So sorry for your loss. I will remember her and the stories she shared about her family and the love she had for all of you.

  • Thoughts and Prayers for the family at this time of loss. You have our Deepest Sympathy!

  • To the families, so sorry for the passing of Janis. Just had a nice visit with her last month. You have our blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • I just saw Janis at Eastern Star Home last month when we were playing Bingo. We had a nice talk and looked for her this week and then heard she wasn’t doing well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • So sad to read of Janis’s passing. She had always been so kind to us. Will miss her quick smile and wonderful sense of humor. Praying for all of you!

  • Many fond memories of the years she was a customer in my shop. How she loved to have her hair just perfect. Such a classy lady. They were a very caring couple and an asset to Fredericktown. They will be missed and we send our sympathy to their family and friends…. Heaven has another angel!

  • Our condolences to the children and their families. Aunt Janis was always so thoughtful-I still have the doll she sent me when they were stationed in Japan.

  • Our hearts are with you at this time of your great loss. We are praying for the Lord’s comfort for all of you.

  • We were sadden to hear of Janis’s passing. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry for your loss.You are all in our prayers and thoughts Glenn Sr,Glenn Jr,Melody,Beth,Roy

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Ruggles. She was a wonderful woman. Our condolences to the whole family.

  • We extend our deepest sympathy to your family. Janis was such a special person. We have so many fond memories of Don and Janis. They will forever live on in our hearts.

  • To the Ruggles family we would like to say how very sorry we are to here that your beloved Mother passed away . she was a wonderful Lady . You have our deepest Sympathy and God bless you and your family . sincerely The Mortimers .

  • Sorry to learn of Janis’s passing. She was always smiling and very enjoyable to be around. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs

  • Our sympathy to the Ruggles Family. We have many fond memories of Janis through the years. Our church family will certainly miss her. Ray & Pat Davis

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Janis. We have great memories of her singing in the choir with me at the Methodist Church. May God be with you today and know that we are thinking of you. Celebrate your memories!! Hugs and Prayers,

    Lisa and Jim Tharp

  • May the love and comfort of God be with you as He was with Jauis all the way.

  • Thinking of all of you! Aunt Janis was a wonderful lady, and will be missed very deeply.

  • I loved singing in choir with Janis. She was funny and always had a comment to make me smile. She brought me great joy with her beautiful outfits and the way she always looked like she just stepped out of the beauty shop. And what a hard worker she was at the church. She could clean the kitchen like no one else! We will miss Janis for many reasons, but most of all because she was a dear lady. Much love to all of you. Michael and Susan Link

  • Sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Janis was a lovely lady with whom I always enjoyed chatting when we met. Treasure your many memories as you search for comfort.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of Janis. Always had a smile on her face for me! May you cherish the memories.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • Janis was a wonderful woman. Always smiling and happy to see everyone. She was as quick witted as someone half her age. She always brought laughter wherever she went. I am sorry for your loss and hope the best moving forward.