November 11, 1941 ‒ November 04, 2017
BELLVILLE: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to laugh and a time to weep…
And yet between all of these, is a life being lived that cannot be defined, and for a moment that life touches us all. Now we will gather to acknowledge and remember the life of a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Our family and our hearts are broken with an emptiness that cannot be described. Somehow, we will meet with one another, and together try to celebrate the story of Ruth. Maybe by sharing the joy given to us by the gift of her life, and the pain that her passing brings, we may find some way to lessen our grief, and remember the joy and sweet moments of laughter she gave us all.
Ruth Phillips passed away Saturday morning November 4, 2017 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She was 75.
She was born November 11, 1941 to parents Talferd & Mea (McCoy) Fellure in Pliny, West Virginia. On June 1, 1963, she married Richard J. Phillips and together they shared 54 wonderful years of marriage.
She is survived by husband Richard J. Phillips; daughter Tammy Fry; grandsons Rizen Fry and Joe (Kristin) Gordon; great-grandsons Kaden, Kyler and Kason; brothers Bill (Verlene) Fellure and Jack (Cathy) Fellure as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Richard Lee “Rick” Philips; sisters Fay Welch and Lucille Sparks; brothers Jimmy Fellure, Fred Fellure, Doug Fellure and Erwin Fellure as well as her grandmother Bertha Duncan.
The Phillips family will receive friends Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Ruth’s life will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Lucian Baker and Doug Tackett will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ruth’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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