Ruth E. Williams

January 06, 1939 ‒ May 10, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ruth E. Williams, age 78, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Marion, OH, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s hospital in Columbus, OH.  She was born on January 6, 1939 in Marion, OH, to the late Wayne and Goldie (Byrd) Jones. 

Ruth attended Marion Harding High School and married soon after.  She worked for Eaton Corporation and was the first women to forge truck axles, and was very proud of that fact.  She retired from Eaton and enjoyed her many years working for the company. 

She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, shopping, but most of all she loved being around her family.  Anyone that knew her would tell you that her family was the most important thing to her. 

Ruth is survived by her children, Dane (Karen) Clendenen, Joseph Clendenen, Cheryl (David) Winegardner and Carol Clendenen; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granchild; two sisters, Anna Jones and Helen Hoodlet; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by 3 nephews.  

A celebration of life service will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Sawyer-Ludwig Park Civitan Building 2, 1313 White Oaks Road, Marion, OH 43302, from 1 PM until 6 PM. 

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Knox County Kidney Center: 14 Woodlake Trial Mount Vernon, OH, 43050.   

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ruth E. Williams. 

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  • Thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am touched by how you all cared for Ruth, helped her, visited her often, and were there for her in the end. Your support shows she raised a fine family and speaks volumes to the individuals you all have become. Much love to you. And Ruth, rest in peace.

  • Cheryl and Carol and the rest of your family, our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a good woman that loved her family. May your memories of your mother bring you comfort. We will remember your family in prayer.

    With love and many hugs,
    Mike and Debbie Bodine

  • To Ruth,s family, my name is Ronald Clevinger. I worked for Eaton for 34 years all of it in the forge shop. Ihad Ruth as a helper on the 25-c press for several years. This I will tell you . She was one of the hardest workers I ever had in all the time I was there. we had some hard jobs out there and no matter what she was always working with me. Ruthie you,ve earned your rest now –REST IN PEACE.

  • Too Ruth’s family. My name is Ronald Clevinger. I worked at Eaton for 34 years all of it in the Forge shop most of that time I had Ruth for a helper. I wanted to let you know that she was one of the hardest worker I had working with me in all the time I was employed there. We had a lot of hard jobs there. And no matter the conditions she was always in there as hard as she could go.

    Ruthie, you have earned your rest now, REST IN PEASE.

  • TORUTHS FAMILY, MY NAME IS RONALD CLEVINGER,I WORKED 34 YEARS FOR EATON. ALL OF IT IN THE FORGE SHOP. I HAD RUTH FOR A HELPER FOR QUITE A WHILE . THIS I WANT TO TELL YOU,SHE WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKERS I HAD HELPING ME IN ALL THE TIME I WAS EMPLOYED THERE. WE HAD SOME PRETTY HARD JOBS TO DO THEREAND NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITIONS , SHE WAS ALWAYS IN THERE WITH YOU WORKING AS HARD AS SHE COULD GO. RUTHIE , YOU,VE EARNED YOUR REST NOW—-REST IN PEACE

  • TO THE FAMILY ,I WORKED AT EATON FOR 34 YEARS ,MOST OF IT WITH RUTH AS MY HELPER.SHE WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST AND BEST WORKERS I EVER WORKED WITH, YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR REST NOW RUTHIE. REST IN PEACE