Ruth A. Burkepile

July 19, 1951 ‒ July 21, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ruth A. Burkepile, age 68, of Fredericktown passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Country Court Nursing Home.

She was born on July 19, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Cletus and Betty (Turner) Shaffer.  Ruth was employed for over 22 years at Roberts Oil in Ontario and later for Cole Distributing in Ontario for over 6 years.  She was a member of the VFW #5101 in Lexington, the Woman of the Moose #2511 in Lexington, and AMVETS Post #43 in Bellville.

Ruth is survived by her husband Leonard Burkepile; her step-son Chris Burkepile; her sisters, Cindy (Gary) Denick, Bonnie (Doug) Rebman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister Debbie Rinehart and her brother-in-law Joe Rinehart.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.

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  • Sorry for your loss. May my thoughts and prayers be with the family during their time of sorrow. May Ruthie rest in peace in heaven.

  • May Ruth rest in eternal peace. She was one 9f those special people to know and work with for the past 14 years . My condolences to her family and dear friends. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dan Clady

  • Burky, Chris, Bonnie, Cindy and other family members: Our hearts are heavy with the passing of our dear friend and long time secretary. You are all in our prayers, sincerely, for peace and comfort in knowing that Ruthie, as such a genuine person, will surely be at the right hand of God, enjoying Heaven as she never imagined. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You and your families. We felt very close to you all as Ruthie was always thinking of her family and especially the Rineharts, which would stop in at the office to see Aunt Ruthie!

  • I never met Ruth, but if she was anything like you Bonnie, I share your loss. You have told me how close you two were, and there is nothing stronger than the love between sisters.
    It’s hard to be happy at a time like this, but I know you, Doug, Leonard, and your family are glad the suffering is over. I hope you find comfort in knowing she sits with god now. Sending prayers for strength and healing.

  • Dear Bonnie, I’m so sorry to learn of the death of your sister. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. HUGs!! Mabel Weller

  • Bonnie and Cindy, so sorry for your loss, Love and Prayers to Ruth’s family. Shirley Turner

  • Dear Bonnie and family,
    Thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.May the good memories and knowing shes not suffering see you through your sadness. Love and miss you. Ed and Kathy Winberry.

  • Dear Burk, Bonnie, Cindy, Chris and your families, My Deepest Sympathies to each of you. I feel your sadness. She was always so fun, SPECIAL friend to me and her classmates. I was Blessed to know her and your family. Prayers,Hugs and Love to you. Connie Lee

  • My heart hurts the world will be alot darker now i will miss the weekend coffee visits and her picking on me i can remember her from a little kid when you all lived around the corner and her peeling potato’s at bucks early in the morning and going in to roberts for fuel rest in peace Aunt Ruthie we love you Mom Ann Brianna Stretch you will for ever be in our hearts love ya Burk!

  • Wishing you all peace to bring you comfort from your sorrow, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories that will forever be in your heart. Ruthie was an amazing and fun gal, may her light continue to shine in all of those that was fortunate enough to know her.

  • Rest In Peace, Dear Ruth Ann, Our hearts are saddened to learn about your passing. We have such fond memories of you and your family. You all were the first folks to welcome us to Fredericktown, and that friendship continued over the years. When your spirit reaches Heaven, there will be so many family and friends there to greet you. We are sending hugs to them all. Dear Burke, Cindy, Bonnie and families. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. We share in your loss. Love, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So sorry to hear about Ruth Anne’s passing. Her and Robyn are joined together again ! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I did not hear of Ruth’s passing until today. So sorry for the loss, we had some really good times when we lived together.May she rest in peach