Ruth A. Callahan

July 06, 1929 ‒ April 28, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Ruth A. Callahan went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, April 28, 2020, in Colonial Manor Health Care Center surrounded by her family. She was 90.

She was born July 6, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Bert & Gladys (Doty) Taylor. She graduated from East High School with the class of 1947.

Ruth was a loving and devoted homemaker for her husband, her two children, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren throughout the years. Aside from caring for her family, Ruth also made custom lamp shades for families in Shaker Heights. In her spare time, she took pleasure in knitting, crocheting, and baking and decorating cakes, especially for special occasions for her family. Ruth was also very active in her church and played the organ and piano at church for over 70 years. She continued her love of playing the piano at Colonial Manor for the residents.

She is survived by her son James M. (Carol) Pullin Sr. of Monroe Falls, Ohio; her daughter Nancy Pullin of Loudonville; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her brother Burt Taylor; and sisters Eleanor Taylor and Carol (John) Balough; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Maurice; great-grandson Andrew Moore; sisters Joyce (Andrew) Youchak and Judy (Ronald) Richley; and 3 nieces Doreen Richley, Amy Youchak, and Debbie Balough.

A memorial service will held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Loudonville Baptist Temple.

Contributions in Ruth’s memory to Loudonville Baptist Temple, 15528 OH-3, Loudonville, OH 44842 or Little Church in the Vale, 610 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills, OH 44040.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Ruth’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Nancy I am so very sorry for your loss.You were so loyal and good to Ruth and I could see the love you both shared for each other.I will miss her so much.Prayers and hugs to you.

  • Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. We know you had a special bond with your mother, and will miss her dearly. Prayers for you and your family.

  • I am remembering Ruth fondly and do miss her so much. To Nancy and Eleanor and the rest of Ruth’s family my heart is with you at the passing of this grand, loving, talented lady. God be with you.