Ruth E. Darling

October 28, 1920 ‒ April 28, 2012

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ruth E. Darling, age 91, of Fredericktown, died Saturday April 28, 2012 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. Ruth was born October 28, 1920 in Loudonville to Frank and Maud (Hopper) Wright. She graduated from Loudonville High School and had spent most of her lifetime in the Fredericktown area, where she was a homemaker and helped her husband Harold maintain a family farm..

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon. Ruth had served 25 years as a volunteer for the Knox Chapter of the American Red Cross in Mount Vernon; was a former 4H leader and poll worker for the Knox County Board of Elections. She had been a member of the Town and Country Child Conservation League and had worked for the Knox County Extension Service in their homemakers program. Ruth also enjoyed quilting and participated in a quilting club at the church.

Surviving are children Carolyn Kinney of Florida; Marion (Barbara) Darling of Fredericktown; and Lynette (Michael) Schwartz of Frazeysburg; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and her sister-in-law Mona Brokaw of Fredericktown.

Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Harold L. Darling in 1979, a son-in-law Jack Kinney, and her brother Doyle Wright.

Friends may call Tuesday May 1, 2012 from 11am to 1pm at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox Chapter of the American Red Cross, 300 North Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Ruth E. Darling.