Ruth E. Fabian

December 06, 1922 ‒ August 22, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Ruth E. Fabian, age 92, of Marion, died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Marion Manor. Ruth was born December 6, 1922 in Marion, Ohio to the late John Michael and Helen Arthelda (Murphy) Kreitzer. Ruth married John H. “Jack” Fabian who preceded her in death on April 7, 2000. Ruth and her husband owned and operated Fabian Grocery Store, on the corner of Silver and Leader Streets, and The Campbell Street Party Store. Ruth was a member of St. Mary Church, where she enjoyed singing in their memorial choir, Marion Senior Center, a Charter Member of The Marion County Historical Society, and a lifelong member of The Marion Union Station Association. Ruth was very proud that she attended the opening night of the Palace Theater where later in life she enjoyed volunteering. Ruth also enjoyed visiting with the Eye to Eye support group.

Ruth loved her family and they were always her priority.

Ruth will be missed by three children, Rick Fabian of Marion, Stephen (Kathy) Fabian of Sterrett, AL, and Teresa Reynolds of La Rue and two grandchildren, Kara Reynolds and Kelly (Emmett) Phelan.

Ruth was predeceased by brothers, George and John Kreitzer and sister, Mary Martha Kreitzer.

Friends may call at Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home from 4 until 7 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2015. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Father Thomas Buffer at 10AM on Friday, September 4, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s honor to St. Vincent de Paul of Marion or The Marion Area Humane Society. Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fabian Family and online condolences may be expressed at

  • Terry, summer colds and illness keeps us from attending but our sincere condolences, love and prayers are with you

  • We send our love and prayers to the Fabian Family. Thou this is a special time to celebrate as your mother begins her eternal rest in Heaven, it is also a time of sorrow of not having your mother’s smile and loving words of encouragement. Her prayers will never end and your prayers to her will always be heard and taken to Our Heavenly Father until all of her loved ones are once again gathered around her in heaven along with your father and all your loved ones. the circle never ends. May Our Lord and Our Lady bring comfort and love to your family. Enjoy the warm embraces and heartfelt memories you share to carry on her memory in your hearts. We love you Mark & Mary Hudachek