Ruth Avery

March 10, 1928 ‒ February 05, 2003

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ruth Avery, age 74 of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday February 5, 2003 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born March 10, 1928 in Richland County to Harry and Gladys (Ehrman) Butts and had spent most of her lifetime in Richland and Knox Counties.

Surviving are her daughter Karen (Harold) Phillips of Mount Vernon; her son Larry Smith of Wisconsin and 4 grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Albert Smith, second husband Deward Avery and a brother Eugene Butts.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 AM at Saint Peters Cemetery at the Hilltop Community Church on German Church Road near Bellville with Tobe Hostetler officiating.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.

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