December 15, 1921 ‒ July 08, 2001
BELLVILLE: Ruth Derwacter, age 79, of Bellville, died Sunday evening July 8, 2001 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
She was born December 15, 1921 in Gates, WV to Grant and Callie (Belcher) Hall, and had lived in Richland County most of her life.
Ruth worked as secretary and bookkeeper at Derwacter Sand & Gravel Company, a firm she and her husband owned and operated until 1987.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Larry W. & Marcie Gearhart and Danny G. & Pat Gearhart all of Bellville; seven grandchildren Larry Wayne Gearhart, Jason Gearhart, Brandon Gearhart, Vern Ackerman, Michael Ackerman, Kara Kick, and Lorie Baker; two sisters and a brother-in-law LaVerne & Carl Vallance of Huntington, WV, and Donnie Hamilton of Lexington, KY; and a brother and sister-in-law Charles & Jean Hall of Frenchburg, KY.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Derwacter in 1988; a son Ronald R. Gearhart; a sister Betty Shafer and two brothers Chester Hall and Kenneth Hall.
Friends may call Thursday July 12, 2001 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 am. The Rev. Jami Hayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.