Ruth L. Anderson

August 29, 1922 ‒ October 01, 2004

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Ruth Anderson, 82, of Clifton Boulevard, Mansfield, died Friday morning October 1, 2004 following a short illness.

She died surrounded by her loved ones in her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Now with her Precious Lord and Savior, Ruth was born August 29, 1922 in South Euclid, to the late Otto and Emma (Miller) Brueggemyer. She was graduated from Brush High School in Lyndhurst.

She was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, where she served as elder and deacon, was on the Stewardship and Benevolence Committee for many years, and loved to sing in the church choir. With their entrepreneurial spirit, she, with her late husband Paul, ran many small enterprises including Hillcrest Motel in Wellington, Benchmark Systems, and in recent years, she succeeded him as President of Digiflow Systems. She volunteered at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital for ten years.

Blessed with a sweet spirit and as a strong soldier for Christ, Ruth will be remembered for her unfailing faith and witness, generous humor, and outpouring of love for family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Nancy and Paul Martin of Bellville, Ken and Nancy Anderson of Cuyahoga Falls, and Jim Anderson and Betty Wells of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Jeff and Brad Martin, Amelie Anderson, Michael and Valerie Anderson, Ryan and Cory Wells; two step grandchildren, Matt and Rachael Nation, and a faithful boxer dog, Molly. These her children rise up and call her blessed.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty years, Paul L. Anderson on April 17, 1993, and her brothers Carl and Harold Brueggemyer.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 4, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A Service of praise for the life of Ruth Louise Brueggemyer Anderson will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am in the First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, Mansfield. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Richland County Habitat for Humanity in care of Snyder Funeral Home.