Ruth M. Lambert

January 11, 1939 ‒ February 19, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Ruth M. Lambert, 81, of Galion went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Signature HealthCARE of Galion after a nine year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Born January 11, 1939 in New Haven, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Clawson and Glenna (Nease) Roush. She married William “Bill” Lambert on April 25, 1959 and they enjoyed over 60 years together.

She was a graduate of Wahama High School in 1956. Ruth was a woman of strong faith and member of Southview Baptist Church in Galion. She was always busy, by crocheting, knitting or doing things for others. Ruth was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians. She will be remembered for her many quilts she made for her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Tammy (Glen) Shifley of Galion and Debbie (Bob) Keller of Mansfield and Kris (Rodney) Whited of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren Nichole Unger, Nathaniel (Kayla) Shifley, Kathleen Keller, Meghan Keller, Noah Whited and Gavin Whited; great grandchildren Jimmy and Mason Unger and Grayson and Reed Shifley and brothers Jim Roush of West Columbia, West Virginia and Harold Roush of Rutland, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sister Betty Sprouse.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 24 with Evangelist Jeff Staton officiating. Burial will follow at Crawford County Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ruth Lambert, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • To the Lambert Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ruth. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Tammy, our sincere thoughts are with you and your family in your time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Tammy and all,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely lady. It was great taking care of her. Please accept my condolences.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth! She was a great lady who will be truly missed by all her family and friends. I always enjoyed talking and visiting her while I was growing up. I always had a good feeling in my heart after spending time with her. She always seemed to make time to talk and hang out with me when I visited her. After getting married and moving away I didn’t spend as much time as I did growing up but she was a great role model for me. For that I will be forever thankful. May she rest in peace.

    • Those are good memories of mom. She had a special side to her that many may not have seen. Thank you The Lambert Family

  • So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was one of the nice memories of our vacation in Florida. I always felt that she was a genuinely nice person and I still have the lovely bag she made me while we were in Florida. We haven’t seen her for a while but still remember her lovely smile.

    • Those Florida memories are unforgettable. She was a special person to all. Thank you for your kind words. The Lambert Family