Ruth Eleanor Frazee

February 03, 1937 ‒ March 24, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Ruth Eleanor Frazee passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Mifflin Care Center surrounded by her family. She was 78.

She was born February 3, 1937 to parents Reid & Florence (Ruhl) Gates in Mansfield. Ruth was graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1956.

On July 16, 1977, she married Walter D. Frazee and together they spent 21 wonderful years until he passed away in May 18, 1998.

Ruth worked at many places including the deli at J & J’s and also at Lawson’s, where she worked as a clerk and was a manager for several years.

In her spare time, she took pleasure in putting together puzzles, bowling, taking care of her cats and going to fairs. Above all others, Ruth would never be known to miss the Richland County Fair. She always found her way there.

She is survived by; her children Carolyn (Buster) Wright of Mansfield, Raymond (Joann) Wolfe of Mansfield, Hope (Joe) Quill of Floral City, FL and Steve (Tonya) Frazee of Butler; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren;         2 great great grandchildren; brothers Paul (Betty) Gates, John Gates and Frank Gates.

In addition to her loving husband Walter D. Frazee, she was preceded in death by her parents Reid & Florence Gates and a great granddaughter Zhaida.

Although no public service will be held in Ruth’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ruth’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • I had the pleasure of working with Ruthie at J. & J. Super Value in Lucas. She was such as sweet and kind person and I know she will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

    Judy Farst
    Lucas, Ohio

  • Tonya, sorry to hear of your mother in laws passing, you sure were good to her, also my condolences to your husband.

  • Steve & Tonya and family,
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandma. May your special memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Thinking of you and remembering you in prayer.
    God Bless You,

  • I am so very sad to learn of the passing of Aunt Ruthie 🙁 Ruth was the first wife of my Uncle Bill and she remained, “Aunt Ruthie ” to me long after she and Uncle Bill split up and she married Walt. She and Walt used to visit my parents and they came to the campground my parents camped at that had country music shows at. Walt used to be a customer where I worked and would come in and kid around with me. He was a great guy and I’m so glad Aunt Ruthie found him!
    On behalf of my mother Arbutus Wolfe and my sister Beverly Miley and myself, we love you Aunt Ruthie and will see you in glory!