Ruth A. Morrison

January 22, 1928 ‒ May 07, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ruth A. Morrison, age 87, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was a resident of The Living Center in Mount Vernon, OH. She was born on January 22, 1928 in Mount Vernon, OH to the late Dorus and Marian (Johnson) Lucas.

She graduated from Amity High School, and was a member of the Pythian Sisters. Ruth and her husband Don were both lifetime members of the Pleasant Grange No. 677. She loved to garden and read biographies. Ruth was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and loved to root for her basketball and football Buckeyes. She worked for the catalog department at Sears for over 19 years. The thing she enjoyed the most was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherre (Steven) Packard of Columbus, OH; a grandson, Steve (Deanna) Packard of Houston, TX; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Julie Lucas of Mount Vernon, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of almost 65 years, Don Morrison; and 3 brothers, Bernard, Robert and David Lucas.

Friends may call on Monday, May 11, 2015 From 5 to 7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A graveside service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Heart Association; P.O. Box 16359 Columbus, OH 43216 or The American Cancer Society Central Region-Knox 5555 Frantz Rd. Dublin, OH 43017.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ruth A. Morrison.

  • My mother was Peg Kroninger. She worked with Ruth at Sears for years. I knew your mother from there. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. We pray that God will keep you all in His loving care and give you peace.
    Dale and Mary Braddock

  • My thoughts for Sherre, Steven and other family members are sad at the loss of this special lady. But my memories are wonderful, of happy times spent at the home of Don and Ruth Morrison. The heavens definitely gained an angel this Mothers Day week-end. My love to the family.

  • Sherre: I am so sorry to see your Mother’s obituary. I can remember her for many, many years, as Don’s beautiful wife . . .always beautifully dressed . . always so poised . . always so nice! I haven’t seen you since you were a small child, and I know how dear you were to both of your parents. We will miss seeing Ruth at our Christmas Grange meetings. My prayers are with you.

  • Sherre, I was deeply saddened by the news of your mother’s passing. She was such a beautiful person and so very kind. I will always associate her with Sears and the Pleasent Grange. My sincere condolences to you and the family.

  • Dear Sherre, I am so sorry to have read about your mother’s obituary. Your family was one of our favorite neighbors when we were growing up and living in the Gambier area. I always thought your mom was one of the most beautiful women I had ever looked at and dealt with her those 19 years when she worked for Sears. I always shopped from the flyer they sent out for our boy’s clothes. Oh, what good memories we have of our past don’t we. I do regret that I will not be able to make it to the calling hrs. due to other commitments that I cannot get out of. I am so very sorry. It would have been nice to have seen you again Sherre. Take good care of yourself. Love, Carleen and Sam

  • Sherre and family I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much your Mom was loved and will be so missed. My heart breaks for you but I know she is home with your Dad and free from sorrow and pain now. You are a wonderful daughter. I love you, my friend.

  • Sherrie
    How sorry we are to hear of your mms passing
    Such happy memories of your dad , mom and little Sherrie when we lived next door in Mount Vernon. Such fun times those were. Then just keeping in touch but not often through the years. We sure will miss that and just remembering the old times.
    Make God grant you peace as He always does.
    Love you Sherrie
    Joe and Betty Rnehart

  • Dear Julie & family,
    We were sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Sincerely, Dan & Sue Cochran