Ruth Marie “Aunt Peach” Davies

October 01, 1942 ‒ March 13, 2017

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio

Ruth Marie “Aunt Peach” Davies, age 74 of Marengo and formerly of Columbus died Monday, March 13, 2017 at her home.

She was born on October 1, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Louis F. and Agatha (Fearing) Huntzinger.

Ruth was a graduate of Holy Family School in Columbus and worked as an educational aid for 23 years for Norton Middle School in the Southwest City Schools District.

In 1962, she married Duane Davies at Holy Family Church.  They recently celebrated 54 years together as husband and wife.  Together, they took great pride in running both the Prairie Boys Athletic Association and the Highland Community Park for many years.  They loved the children that played at these facilities.  In fact, there are children, now grown, who still remember the work put in by Ruth and Duane that allowed them to play ball.

Ruth was also a volunteer for St. Jude Hospital.

She will be missed by her husband Duane; their children and spouses, Steve and Cathy of Grove City, Mike and Julie of Powell, and Darlene and Eric Thacker of Marengo; nine grandchildren Stephanie, Sean, Tarren, Heather, Daryian, Trent, Jaxson, Jordan, and Jayden; great grandson Stephen; and her niece Debbie.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Rich, Tom, and Patty.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43215.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus.  Friends may call on the family on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Memorial contributions may be made to Martha Moore House, 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Morrow County Hospice, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mrs. Davies Family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at

  • Aunt Peach, you will be missed. I can remember all of our fun times. Movies and pop corn in the house on Henley. All the hot tub evenings, all our special talks. Decorating your house for Christmas, it took days. You were such a blessing and touched so many lives. Thank you for all you have done you will be with me always.
    Love Lisa Schaal

  • When I first came to your house to a picnic that Debbie arranged, I was a bit nervous because I was bringing not only a covered dish but my new boyfriend. It was our first time “out” as a couple. We were introduced and from that second on, it was as if we had known one another our whole lives. We had a chance to chat alone for a bit and I told you that I was a bit older than Kenny (12years!) and you said, honey you go with your heart and I’ll bet you’ll find that he’s the one. We have been together 24 years and you were so right! I loved being a part of Halloween hayrides, bonfires, Christmas parties and long heart to heart talks that always left me feeling loved and cherished. It was because if your strength that I ride that bike those 50 miles in the Pelotonia this year. You are my inspiration to get through the tough times that lay ahead with this crazy rare disease of mine. I promise I will never give up abd I know you’ll be watching to make sure I keep that promise. I will always love and treasure you. Kenny and I share our thoughts and prayers go out to your beautiful family that I hold in my heart. God bless you all. With love, Dee and Kenny

  • Dar, Eric & girls,

    Sorry to hear of your loved one’s passing but we know she is in a much better place. God bless you all with enough memories to last a lifetime. Thinking of you.

    Love, Judy D.

  • To my friends Duane, Darlene, Eric, Tarren and Heather, and your entire family. I offer my deepest condolences. Ruth was a peach, and a strong women. Through her many medical challenges over the years, I was always impressed with her ability to cope and carry-on, void any bitterness that I could see. She, along with you Duane, were so very instrumental in making Highland Community Park a place for kids and families to enjoy and be proud of. Few witnessed, what I often witnessed, of her volunteer spirit when she would back her car up to the concession stand and unload supplies on a sweltering July day. She did these things out of love and support for her husband, and for her community. The occasional thank you or pat-on-the back was her only pay, and she would never ask for even that. We should all aspire to give of ourselves as Ruth did, and as your entire family has over the years. Our community has lost good giving soul. Be well, my friends.

  • Aunt Ruth – I remember when you first came into our lives…I was a very little girl and you were engaged to my Uncle Duane. I was in your wedding; I’ve never forgotten when you handed me that basket of flowers to carry! Pink carnations have always brought me back to that moment. You were always in the middle of our Holidays- Thanksgivings, Christmas Days, 4th’s of July, those fun-filled Halloweens, all those swim-parties. And which one of us could ever forget the big extended Davies family caravan trips! You made all of these events so special for your extended family, as well as our children and friends. Your kind and generous heart was always open! I especially recall how you went over to my Dad’s and decorated his house for Christmas, the first year after my mother passed on. He was so taken by your sweet kindness; no one could ever forget that!
    You lived your life with a very extraordinary type of caring and generosity towards others. May God reward you so abundantly, and may we emulate and pass on the loving example that you always shared. Love always, Maura

  • We extend you our sincere and heart felt condolences. It was apparent that Ruth loved you all and you all loved her. From the outside looking in she provided a great model for the rest of us to follow. God Bless her and the legacy she leaves behind.

  • Duane, Steve, Mike and Family – we are so sorry to learn of Ruth’s passing. We remember her as a warm, giving and gracious lady. We especially recall our visit
    with her when in Florida. Sorry we cannot be with you for the service since we are
    in Florida. Tracy and Jill Shea

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I will definitely keep your family in my prayers. I love you all. If you need anything, just call. Mrs. Goodge.