Ruth Ann Friel

March 26, 1939 ‒ August 19, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Ruth Ann Friel, 76, of Galion passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.

Born March 26, 1939 in Galion, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lucille (Ruth) Haas.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1957, a graduate of St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1965 and a graduate of St. Vincent School of Anesthesia in 1973 in Toledo. Ruth worked at the Galion Hospital as an aide, moved to Toledo where she worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital as a nurse and then worked as a private scrub nurse for vascular surgeon Dr. Robert Navarre. She later worked for the anesthesia department of Toledo Hospital and Mansfield General Hospital and lastly was employed at the office of oral surgeons Owens and Farrar in Mansfield. Ruth was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion.

She is survived by brothers Gene Haas of Galion; Richard (Pat) Haas of Cincinnati; sister Barbara (Bill) Burkhart of Galion; sister-in-law Phyllis Haas of Dunedin, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers Rev. Robert Haas, David Haas and Bill Haas and a sister-in-law Jo Haas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday August 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, with Father John Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford County Humane Society and Friends of the Galion Public Library in care of the funeral home.

  • To the Friel an Haas Family,
    Ruth was a fun spirited person. I remember her service at Mansfield General in surgery as a CRNA. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • I remember Ruth Ann as a caring person on our staff at Galion Hospital
    She will be missed by all that knew her.
    Bernice Iles

  • I used to take care of Ruth Ann’s dog Lexi at a doggie daycare. Ruth Ann was one of my favorite customers, and she was always very kind to me. She always had a new joke for us (usually PG rated), and always made everyone laugh.

    May you rest in peace and love in heaven Ruth Ann.

  • Ruth was a very special person. She was a loyal member of my staff, a caring friend, and a fun person to be with. She will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathy to her family.