Ruth E. (Spurgeon) Spittle

August 23, 1931 ‒ September 08, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Ruth E. (Spurgeon) Spittle, 89 of Howard passed away on Tuesday evening, September 8, 2020 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  She was born in Coshocton to the late Russell and Mary (Collison) Spurgeon.

Ruth retired from Kenyon College where she worked in the bookstore.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Mary Munnerlyn of Hiram and Sandra Salinas of Columbus; and grandchildren, Danielle Spurgeon and Tobias Spittle; 8 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Spurgeon; and a daughter, Kathleen Spurgeon.

The family will have a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Mound View Cemetery with Rev. Father Daniel Olvera presiding.  Ruth will be laid to rest with her son, Stephen

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  • I’m so sorry for your loss Mary and Sue. Praying for you all. Love you two. You two were there for her always and she knew that. Now she’s at peace and no more pain. Hugs for you all.

  • To the Family of Ruth:
    I was sorry to read of Ruth’s death. My sister Lori Goettge was Ruth’s roommate at the Laurells. My sister passed away July 17th.While they were roommates, I talked to Ruth and she was such a lovely person. I would bring my sister a Mountain Dew and Ruth said she liked it too, so I brought her one and she was so gracious.
    I am glad I had the opportunity to have our paths cross and will remember her kindness forever.
    Linda Tedrow
    Bellville, Ohio

    • Thank you so much.Yes,mom loved her Mt.Dew as well 😊. I am deeply sorry for your lost as well. I didn’t know . Thank you again for kind and compassionate words.🙏🏼❤️

  • God, you accompany us on our life journey. Welcome those who have died into your loving embrace. In your mercy may they dwell in your Divine Light of everlasting life.

    Mary and Sue,
    With deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
    May God grant your mother eternal rest in peace.

    • Thank you Lori for your blessed words.Sandra and I are blessed in having one another, especially in time of loss and sorrow.❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼

      • Your mother was blessed as well to have such caring daughters that looked after her in her final days. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary and Sue and family,

    Lori told me of your Mom’s passing. So sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you and all your family in this time of grief for you. May God Bless you and keep you well. She is resting in peace, and you will always remember all the good memories of your mother in your hearts..

    My daughter Michelle sends her best wishes and condolences for you and Sue. Her memories of you when we lived in Apple Valley will always be very important to her.

  • Ruthie, you were one of a kind, sweetest lady ever, worked with you at the bookstore. Students absolutely loved you. I can’t say enough good about you. Pray you will RIP