Ruth R. Irwin

August 27, 1918 ‒ July 12, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ruth R. Irwin, age 96, of Fredericktown passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on August 27, 1918 in New Jersey to the late Frank and Lillian (Hilbers) Reamer. Ruth was a member of the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Courtney (John) Boynton of Bonita Springs, FL, Dulcy (William) Michel of Charlotte, NC, Kathryn (John) Conway of Fredericktown, OH; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, of over 70 years, Gordon C. Irwin and her sister Kathryn Hendrickson.

The family will observe a private memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 (or) Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Ruth R. Irwin.

  • I want to send my condolences and my deepest sympathy to the Irwin family …… I had the pleasure to know Mrs. Irwin as being my English teacher at Highland Jr.High back in the day she was a wonderful lady who left wonderful memories of my school days…May you R.I.P Mrs. Irwin…….

  • Heaven has gained a great teacher!!! You can bet she will teach them how to spell. She taught all 4 of us in our family, took us under her wing when my sister was ill. She used to travel the steps of the Marengo School House with such pride. Great memories !!

  • Sympathy sent to the Irwin family. I was fortunate enough to have her as an English and Reading teacher. I always loved her stories about her family! She was a warm, kind-hearted woman who was a joy to have known. God’s blessings on her and to your family as well.

  • Sending my condolences to the Irwin family. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Irwin’s classes, they always make me smile. And how she loved to talk about her wonderful family. You are all in my prayers.

  • Love and prayers to the family of a great teacher! I was fortunate to have Mrs. Irwin as my junior high English teacher at Marengo School. She was a true credit to the profession. Mrs. Irwin taught with pride. Heaven has gained a gem. Rest in peace Mrs. Irwin as you do not have to grade anymore papers.
    Cheryl Evans Jason
    Highland Class of 1969

  • Please accept my condolences to the Irwin family, I have fond memories of Mrs Irwin at Highland Jr. High for English classes. She was just an amazing teacher who taught me allot during that time in my life. I pray the Lord brings you all comfort, for He has gained a new Angel. Rest in peace Mrs. Irwin.

  • So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of having her as my 6th grade teacher and my English teacher in Junior High. She was a wonderful teacher and friend to her students. She will be missed .

  • Auntie Ruth remains the best, a true inspiration and a helluva lot of fun. Sending heart-felt love to my cousins and their families.