Ruth P. Metcalf

May 29, 1927 ‒ April 03, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ruth P. Metcalf, 89, of Fredericktown died Monday morning, April 3, 2017 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Loudonville. She was born May 29, 1927 in Shelby to the late Dewey and Florence (Brubaker) Shock.

Ruth was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her children. She also enjoyed crocheting, taking walks and most of all she loved vacationing with her husband in Florida.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Sharon Kay Storie of Butler, Pamela Sue Metcalf of Mount Vernon and Teresa Joan (Charlie) Ferguson of Perrysville; grandchildren, Eric Storie, Shawn (Christie) Storie, Jamie Pahl and Chris Pahl; step great grandchildren, Aubrey Smith, Warren Smith, Nathan Smith, Colton Madden and Mariah Madden; sister, Sylvia Antill of Fredericktown; brother, Glenn (Glorene) Shock of Butler; sister-in-law, Pat Shock of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Metcalf; son, Charles Eugene Metcalf; grandson, Cory Pahl; brothers, Lee, Robert, Richard “Gene” and Ernest “Ernie” Shock; and son-in-law, Jack Storie.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown with Pastor Richard Prater officiating. Burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Ruth P. Metcalf.


  • Sharon, Pam and Terri,
    Shawn, Eric, Jamie and Chris,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    I have so many happy memories of your Mom and Dad.
    The last few years haven’t been easy for you all.
    Hoping you cling to the best times and the happiest memories.
    Love you, Gary and Brenda

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish you all peace. Thank you Chris Pahl for all the lovely stories about his spry and ornery grandmother!

  • So aorry for your loss your family are all in my prayers and thoughts please remember the good times your family had and hopefully this will bring you through the bad times Diane Peck

  • Sharon Pam and Terri and the rest of the family. There are no easy answers to what you now endure, no way to dull your sorrow, no quick or simple cure. You’ve lost someone you cherished their passing brings such pain, but God gives you this promise one day you’ll meet again.

  • Pam and family , I remember your walking down the street always looking so happy and so friendly with a smile . I am so very sorry for your loss . I hope there is peace among all of you at this sad time, so sorry I can’t come , I’ll be working . You are in our thoughts & prayers .Very Sincerely Lind Shaffer

  • So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Ruth as my neighbor. She was so friendly and kind. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Dear Eric & entire family,
    RIP Miss Ruth… Guardian angel to all you who adore your beloved grandma.
    We send you our prayers , best vibes & hugs.
    Love, Rosanna & Dan