Ruth A. Maher

November 17, 1938 ‒ April 19, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ruth A. Maher, age 80, of Mount Gilead, passed away April 19, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 17, 1938, in Piketon, OH, to the late Samuel and Mary V. (Darnell) McRoberts Sr.

On March 1, 1957, Ruth married the love of her life, Frederick E. “Fred” Maher whom preceded her in death in July of 1995.

For nearly 20 years Ruth worked as an administrative assistant for GTE. After retiring from GTE, Ruth enjoyed serving in registration at the Morrow County Hospital.

A woman of faith, Ruth attended Salem United Methodist Church. Ruth also enjoyed going to the Sames and Cook Bible Study; as well as, the fellowship meals at the White Lily Chapel.

Having the gift a green thumb, Ruth loved to tend to her garden. Gardening was something she and her husband enjoyed doing together. Ruth’s family meant the world to her. She was active in her children’s lives and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Marianne Weber of Centerburg, Julie (Chris) Kubbs of Marion, and Kristen (Tom) Hack of Mount Gilead; grandchildren: Corey, Kara, and Kalyn Kubbs, Grant and Baylee Hack; a brother, Eugene (Maribelle) McRoberts of Piketon; a sister, Stella VanDyke of Wilmington, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents: Samuel and Mary; brothers: Samuel McRoberts Jr. and Warren Lynd; a sister, Wilma Irvin; and a son-in-law, Randall Weber.

A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 AM, at the Prospect Street United Methodist Church. (185 S Prospect Street, Marion, OH  43302). Pastors Therese Lehman and Joe Miller will officiate. A private burial will take place in Rivercliff Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ruth’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Our prayers are with all of you. Ruth fought a hard fight. May your special memories of her be with you today and the days ahead.

  • I was sorry to read of Ruth’s passing. She was a very special lady. May your memories of her bring you comfort as you go through this difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Anna Beam ( or as Julie would say Anna Banana)

  • HOW SADDENED I W AS TO READ OF RUTHS PASSING. SHE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND I HAVE MANY FRIEND SHIP MEMORIES WHEN YOU WERE NEIGHBORS OF OURS, I AM PRAYING FOR YOU MARIANNE, JULIE AND KRISTEN . I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE HAVING ACHING HEARTS. MAY THE LORD HOLD YOU CLOSE TO HIM DURING THIS TIME . WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS… LINDA

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom gave me my first job at the library. She was always so nice to me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family. She was such a sweet and kind lady. She always had a great smile for everyone and always kind words. Got to know her while working at Morrow County hospital. Truly a wonderful woman.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Ruth in Registration at Morrow County Hospital. We had a wonderful time working together and shared many laughs together. She will be missed.
    Carolyn

  • Ruth was a very special person to so may people. I’m so lucky to have known her and got to spend so much time with. I’ll miss her! My thoughts any prayers go out to the entire family.

  • Hugs and prayers to the family during this difficult time. I have so many great memories from the time spent with Ruth. She was so much fun to work with at the hospital. May you find comfort in sharing your memories often.

  • I first met Ruth while working at GTE. Our friendship continued after her retirement. I have wonderful memories of spending time her, including many phone chats. My most memorable time was when she accompanied my mom, son Justin and me to see my brother and his family in Tennessee. I will miss her wit and friendship. My deepest sympathy to her family. May your memories shine bright!!
    Rest In Peace, Ruth!

  • Julie and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and mother in-law. Ruth was a dear lady to many! May you rest in His peace and comfort in the days to come.
    Love Hugs Prayers
    Patti 💕

  • Ruth was well thought of by all at GTE. Dianne and I thought highly of her, always so nice.
    Jeff and Dianne Johnson

  • I was very fortunate to work with a number of really great people at GTE and Ruth was the best of the best. She made our department a wonderful place to work and I know she made me a better person by her example. I hope your memories of fun times will comfort you now and leave you with wonderful memories of a really good person.

  • Our sincere sympathy to Julie and her family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Fred and Margie Saull