January 14, 1946 ‒ December 17, 2017
LEXINGTON: Funny, kind, and thoughtful, Ruth Wilson had a wonderful sense of humor. A loving mom and grandma, she loved sports and more importantly was a devoted Christian. No longer bound by her earthly body, Ruth passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 in Lexington Court Care Center. She was 71.
The daughter of Guy and Ruth (Zeger) Shoenfelt, Ruth was born January 14, 1946 in Mansfield and was a member of the first class to graduate from Northmor High School.
Ruth worked for Ohio Edison as a payroll clerk. She retired in 2008 after working over 20 years.
Ruth enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles and counted cross stitch. She loved to play cards especially participating in her family’s card party weekends. Ruth followed all sports and cheered for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
An avid reader, Ruth faithfully studied her bible. A strong Christian, she was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.
She is survived by her two daughters Heather (Bobby) Jones of Mansfield and Amy Tallman of Lexington; two grandson’s Trevor and Wilson Tallman; siblings Janet Griffeth of Mansfield, Jim (Nancy) Shoenfelt of Lexington, and Linda Black of Mansfield; sisters-in-law Vilena Shoenfelt of Johnsville and Peggy Shoenfelt Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers David, Joe, and Richard Shoenfelt and half sister Jeanne Miles.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to OhioHealth Hospice may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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