Ruth Ink

February 04, 1923 ‒ August 27, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Ruth Ink passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from Crystal Care Center in Mansfield. She was 96.

She was born February 4, 1923 to parents Clyde & Bessie (McMillan) Wharton in Walhoding.

On August 20, 1940, she married Carlton Maxwell and they shared over 66 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2007. Now they are together again. Ruth worked in the Lexington School System as a cafeteria worker, where she worked for over 20 years retiring in 1978.

In spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and watching The Hallmark Channel. She enjoyed the winter months in Florida in her early retirement years.

She is survived by children Carol (Albert) Hofsas and Randall Ink; grandchildren Mark Hofsas, Bryan Hofsas and Danny (Julie) Hofsas; great-grandchildren Skyler and Chase; sister Eva Bell; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and sister Aileen Witzky.

The Ink family would like to extended a special thank you to the staff at Crystal Care for the care they gave to Ruth.

A private family graveside service will be held in Lexington Cemetery.

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  • We met Ruth when my Grandmother, Alberta Hoffman entered Crystal Care. She touched my family’s hearts. We were so thankful she shared the dinner table with Grandma. We’d always stick our heads in and say hi and Ruth would smile and light up the room.

    We are truly sorry for your loss.

  • Aunt Ruth was the sweetest person, she always treated people kindness. Now she can be peaceful once again with Uncle Carlton.
    God Bless you during this time.
    Bob and Diana Carlin

  • Rest in heaven Mrs.Ruth you will always hold a place in my heart sweet lady… It has been an honor to care for you for the past 5 years.. She was always so greatful of the help she would receive from all of us aides she told me daily how i was such a good girl and a hard worker… I would always tell her that I loved her and I’d always be here to help her… R.I.P Sweet Lady

  • Rest in heaven “Ruthie”. She was my favorite part of entering the building on work days. I truly loved her and loved caring for her. She made coming to work easy and more like coming to a second home. We will certainly miss her at Crystal Care.

  • It was a great privilege being your aide at one point in time, i will always miss putting your makeup on and all our long talks lol Such a sweet lady! I will never forget you Mrs. Ink!! Rest easy my baby♥️

  • she a sweet loving caring woman i loved her with all my heart she will be missed .i loved talking to her and hearing her stories. i remember taking her over to naomi’s room for her to visit with her .you will always be a part of my memories ruth .my thoughts and prayers go out to the family .

  • I used to care for Mrs. Ruthie at Crystal Care from 2011 until 2016. I loved her to pieces!!! She used to laugh every time I laughed, and told me she loved when I would laugh. Lol. She was so sweet and stubborn at the same time. I loved caring for her, it was a pleasure.
    She was the kindest soul, and she will be forever missed! My condolences to her children and family. God bless.

  • Randy, long time. I remember your mom as a really nice lady. She had to be to put up with the west main st crew.
    Love, Karen TenEyck Prosser

  • Randy, Carol and families:

    Picked up some mums today from Jason Ink and asked him if he was related to Ruth. He said she had just passed. I tried to find her thru google but was unsuccessful. Carl & Ruth we’re friends with my parents, John & Hazel Patterson of rural Galion

    Last time I saw them was at moms calling hours in June of 2003.

    Sorry to hear of her passing and that if Carl in 2007. They were real nice people. Liked to listen to dad & Carl talk war stories etc.

    My sincere condolence for your loss.

    Carol Patterson Riley