Ruth M. Francisco

August 02, 1909 ‒ January 08, 2010

Athens, Ohio

Ruth M. Francisco, 100, of Galion, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at Edgewood Manor in Westerville.

Born Aug. 2, 1909 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Fred Wilson and the late Iva Wakley Wilson. She was preceded in death on May 30, 1975 by her husband, George W. Francisco whom she married on June 19, 1937.

Ruth was one of 15 children and graduated from Coolville, Ohio High School in 1927. She belonged to Christ United Methodist Church and its Rebekah Circle. She was a 50 year member of Naomi Chapter 47 Order of Eastern Star in Galion and the Galion Shrine Ladies. Ruth retired after working in the office of Dr. Bernard Mansfield, M.D. in Galion. She had previously worked at Galion Community Hospital.

Surviving are her two sons and one daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Francisco, of Galion and Dean Francisco, of Columbus, and four grandchildren, Mark Jennifer Francisco, Steven Andrea Francisco, Amy Michael Vick and Mindy David Sybert; 10 great-grandchildren, Jessica and Paul Francisco, Abigail and Madelyn Kate Francisco, Aaron, Andrew and Caroline Vick and Simon, Carly and Celeste Sybert; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Howard and Mary Wilson, of Marietta, Dana and Maude Wilson, of Alabama, Lewis Wilson, of Cardington, Ted and Velma Wilson, of Ashville, N.C. and Robert and Marilyn Wilson, of Lexington, N.C. and one sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Floyd Bailey, Marion.

Ruth was preceded in death by six brothers, Sherman, Herman, Herbert, Clarence, Roy and Harlas Wilson and one sister, Winifred Burke.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 with Pastor Don Trigg officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut St., Galion, OH 44833.