Ruth E. Ashcroft

July 03, 1916 ‒ May 28, 2013

Crawford County

Ruth E. Ashcroft, 96, Crestline, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

Born July 3, 1916 in Crawford County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Estella Myers Nungesser. She was preceded in death on Apr. 15, 2003 by her husband, W. Halden Ashcroft whom she married on Oct. 7, 1939.

She was a longtime member of the former Leesville United Methodist Church. Ruth was an avid gardener, enjoyed sewing and taught school for over 30 years at Leesville Elementary in first grade.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Judith Kesler of Venice, Fla. and Carol and David Dayne of Galion; two grandchildren, Brenda Kesler and Michael Dayne; one sister,
Martha Orewiler of Galion; one brother-in-law, Rollie Wilson of Galion and one sister-in-law, Mary Sam VanAsdale of Fla.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Nungesser and one sister, Esther Wilson.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Nathan Nordine officiating. Burial will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Columbus Office, 471 East Broad Street, Suite 1630, Columbus, Ohio 43215.