Ruth Marie Haas

September 03, 1936 ‒ November 11, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Ruth Marie Haas, age 83, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Marion General Hospital following a brief illness.

On September 3, 1936, Ruth was born in a log cabin, at home in Caledonia, the fourth of five children of the late John and Birdie (Seckel) Hindman.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1954.

Shortly following high school, Ruth was introduced by mutual friends to the love of her life, Fred Haas, a young Army Air Corps Veteran who had just returned home from the Korean War. Soon thereafter they were married on February 12, 1956, at the Prospect Street United Methodist Church. Together they shared over fifty five wonderful years of marriage, and lovingly raised five children.  He preceded her in death on November 21, 2011.

A loving homemaker, Ruth took great pride in caring for her husband and children. She overflowed with love for her whole family, and was blessed to share many years and moments with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Very faithful, Ruth was an active member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School classes, started the tradition of hanging the greens during Christmas time, and participated in the Friendship Class and Hilda Weiss Circle.  She also held most of the offices with United Methodist Women, including past President.

Always giving back however she could, Ruth volunteered for many years at the Marion General Hospital helping at the front desk and in the gift shop.  She was active with the American Red Cross, helping with their blood drives, and cooked meals for Mobile Meals.  She also was a charter member of the Creators Guild, a group who makes creative and unique arts and crafts.

Having a green thumb, Ruth loved tending to her flower garden every year, especially her roses, peonies, and bittersweet in the fall.  She was very particular about everything, and always kept herself dressed immaculately.

Ruth will be remembered as “an extraordinary lady of grace and kindness who touched the world with God’s love.”  She was such a sweetheart, who always saw the best in everyone.  Her family will forever be grateful for having such a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and they felt blessed for the additional eight years they got with Ruth after she survived kidney failure and a broken heart from losing Fred.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Jeanne (Steve) Carpenter of Grafton, Judy (Pete) Stambazze, Keith Haas, and John (Tammy) Haas, all three of Marion; five grandchildren: Courtney (Mike) Bischof, Brandon (Courtney) Haas, Jared (Amy) Haas, Tyler (Jodie) Haas, and Mallory Haas; seven great-grandchildren: Lydia, Evelyn, Charlotte, and McKenna Haas, Jillian and Meghan Bischof, and Yurik Khalilpour; a sister, Ethel Ellinwood of Marion; a sister-in-law, Doris Hindman of Caledonia; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Nancy Gillam who she always said was more like a sister to her.

Including her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Alan Haas; grandson, Aaron Carpenter; three siblings: Vera Honaker, Harlow Hindman, and Robert Hindman; and two brothers-in-law: Homer Honaker and Kenneth Ellinwood.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Prospect Street United Methodist Church (address below). Services honoring her life will also be held there on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Therese Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Prospect St. United Methodist Church, c/o Parking Lot Fund, 185 S. Prospect St., Marion, OH 43302, Fresenius Kidney Care, 1730 Marion-Waldo Rd., Marion, OH 43302, or the American Red Cross, 1849 Summerset Dr, Marion, OH 43302.

On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to all of the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care for treating her so kindly every time she had dialysis, which kept her wanting to continue, allowing her family extended time with her.  Also, to the ladies of the Hilda Weiss Circle, who changed their meeting day so it wouldn’t conflict with Ruth’s dialysis.  She appreciated that more than anyone will ever know.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, are honored to serve Ruth’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them via

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Mrs. Haas was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold. She will be missed immensely, but her love will live on through all of you.

  • What a pleasure it was to have known and worked with Ruthie! She will be greatly missed by so many, but we know she is rejoicing in Heaven today! Condolences to the Hass family.


  • Ruthie was such a special person! Her strong faith and her love of family and friends was truly an inspiration to all who knew her. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • I just know Rue is in Heaven having a cook out with everyone from the old neighborhood..I will always remember how sweet she was to Jakie…and how she loved it when my crAzy sister played her drums in the garage..So many wonderful memories…Rennie

  • Ruthie was an extraordinarily kind, thoughtful, and friendly person. We had many chats “over our fences” in our back yards, and I will miss her very much. It certainly will not be the same without her. May God bless.
    Most sincerely,
    Sandy Azaroff

  • I know their are not words to mend your broken 💔 hearts but knowing she has spread her wings to join flight with her Fred I hope can bring you peace. Together they will watch over you and continue to guide you and fill your hearts with joy as always. GOD be with you and comfort you. 🙏🤗 Don and Janis Parthemore

  • I know their are not words to mend your broken 💔 hearts but knowing she has spread her wings to join flight with her Fred I hope can bring you peace. Together they will watch over you and continue to guide you and fill your hearts with joy as always. GOD be with you and comfort you. 🙏🤗 Don and Janis Parthemore

  • I will so miss seeing Ruthie here and there around Marion. You have our hearts Haas kids and families! Ruthie was truly one of my “church aunts” who I knew my whole life. What an example and treasure she was! I’m sure that she and Mom will be visiting in that Glorious Land that they told us about by making sure we were in church every Sunday. I would have been at the funeral, but I was out of town with our daughter at college. Ruthie always was like a personal cheerleader for me, and I will never forget her. Love to all of you!!! Lois (Lucas) Payne and family

  • We offer our prayer for your comfort as we share in the mourning of your loss. Ruthie is very special to us as are all of you, her family. Forever, we will be grateful for the love and companionship “Ruthie and the kids” shared with our Mom. I am sure the neighbors are once again together; communing with one another in the peaceful presence of The Lord.