Ruth Naomi Cotsamire

July 07, 1928 ‒ June 08, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Ruth Naomi Cotsamire, 85, of Galion died peacefully Sunday, June 8, 2014 surrounded by family at her daughter’s home where she and her husband of 66 years have resided for the past two and one-half years.

Ruth was born July 7, 1928, at home near Chatfield, to Mervin and Naomi (Hoss) Brown.  She is survived by husband Carl and daughters Linda (John) Gulick of Bucyrus and Paula (David) Dey of Kissimmee, Florida.

Also surviving are grandchildren Mandy (Eric) Kent of Galion, Brandon Dey of Marion, Anna (Eric) Yoder of Napoleon and Mariah (Roger) Hobbs of Panama City, Florida; great-grandchildren Cooper, Carly and Colby Kent and Benjamin and Vincent Hobbs; brother Richard (Joyce) Brown and sister Donna Morton, both of Bucyrus.

In addition to her parents she was preceeded in death by sisters Martha (Albert) Leuthold and Lula (Kenneth) Hawk; brother-in-law Jim Morton and infant sister Mary Brown.

Ruth was an active member of First United Church of Christ in Galion and an associate member of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida where she and Carl lived for twenty-two years.  She taught Sunday school, belonged to the Friendship Circle at church, was a Girl Scout leader and enjoyed western square dancing.  She helped with Meals on Wheels in Ohio and Florida and was a valued staff member at Renschville Elementary School in Galion for 10 years where she was a teacher’s aide, until 1978 when she and Carl moved to Florida.  Ruth had previously worked at Galion All Steel.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market St., Galion.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13 at First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way West, Galion with Rev. Katherine Beckett officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel.

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

  • Ruth Cotsamire was, in a word, a sweetheart. Even though I only knew her a short time, she always had a nice word to say to me and always said it with a smile. I know how your hearts are hurting today. But her kind spirit and her smile will be remembered by a lot of people., including myself.

  • What a pleasure it was to have Ruth and Carl visit St. Paul on those special occasions. Indeed we will miss her smile and those times with us. We send our sincere sympathy.

    Doris and Jack

  • Ruth was always smiling and always happy to see us on Sunday mornings at church. May her memory live on in all of you!

  • Ruth was always encouraging me and so appreciative whenever I played something new. She well knew the value of keeping worship alive and exciting, and deeply cared that the younger generations had something to take away from the service. I greatly valued her opinion and insight. I have a very special message from her in my heart. I will forever miss her kindness and welcoming smile. A soft spoken and genteel lady. My thoughts are with you all.

  • We the staff at CCKC would like to extend our deepest sympathy to entire family of Ruth. She was a very special lady and she will be missed here within our family.

  • Dear Carl and family,
    Our hearts go out to you and family at this time of the loss of Ruth, a very beautiful lady. She was a special friend and person of love and caring. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
    Love and sympathy,
    Chuck and Tami

  • Linda, John and Paula,

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Take good care of your Dad. It will be very hard on him after 66 years.

    Marilyn Smith

  • To the families of Ruth Cotsamire
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the days too follow.
    Ruby and Max