Ruth Marie Van Dyck

July 03, 1948 ‒ September 25, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Ruth Marie Van Dyck, 69, of Delaware passed away Monday afternoon, September 25, 2017 at the Delaware Court Health Care Center.

She was born July 3, 1948 in Collbran, Colorado to Joe and Clara Ward and later graduated from Plateau Valley High School.

Ruth retired after 37 years of service as a nurse’s aide at the Sarah Moore Home. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandsons and getting together with her friends. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Eric Van Dyck of Delaware and Veronica Van Dyck of Delaware; grandsons, Branden, Nathan and Stefen; her mother, Clara Ward of Collbran, Colorado; brother, Joe Ward of Mesa, Colorado; sisters, Sue (Fran) Dillon of Collbran, Colorado, Val Dorau of Denver, Colorado and Edie Watson Botkins of Omaha, Nebraska; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Ruth was preceded in death by her father and her brother Bob Ward.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. Michael Watson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Van Dyck family.

To share a fond memory of Ruth or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • So sorry for your loss ruth will be missed by all she was loved by the ones she took care of and her coworkers we had good times at work she can rest in peace now

    • I came to know Ruth in 1986 when my daughter Missy Stadler at 16 chose to move to Delaware to live with her father. There at Hayes High School she met Veronica and Ruth. After some time Missy was not getting along with her father and Veronica asked Ruth if Missy could come live with them for awhile. I did not know Ruth as I lived in California, but over the phone Ruth assured me that Missy would be welcomed and she would watch after her. I was apprehensive but Ruth assured me that it would all work out even though that would mean that she would have 3 teenagers in her house. After some time at Ruth’s, Missy moved back with her father. Ruth and I met later when I came to Delaware to see Missy. I will never forget Ruth’s kind and generous nature. She always was helping and caring about everyone else – never asking anything for herself. Our friendshipgrew over the years – something I will always treasure. I am so grateful our paths crossed. We traded stories of being single parents and later of being single grandparents. Ruth’s genuine love and caring about her family as it grew always touched me. As frustrated as she would get – she never complained – she just accepted the situations and tried to help as best as she could. I often remarked about how she did it all -work and managing a household and family. It was clear that she loved her family. Ruth gave her family her best and for that I’m sure God said to her “Job well done good and faithful servant – come and sit down and rest – you have earned a place beside me.” I will miss Ruth.

  • I am a teacher at Hayes High School. I have taught, and still teach, some of the grandsons of Ms. Van Dyck. We spoke on the phone several times through the years. I offer condolence to the family. She will be missed. Mrs. Butler

  • I am a teacher at Hayes High School. I have taught, and still teach, some of the grandsons of Ms. Van Dyck. We spoke on the phone several times through the years. I offer condolence to the family. She will be missed.
    Mrs. Butler