Ruth Wilson

January 14, 1946 ‒ December 17, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

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.

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  • I’m so sorry to hear about your mom , Heather & Amy, At least she is not suffering anymore. My heart goes out to you all. LOVE you both, cousins!!

  • Love and Prayers for your entire family during such a difficult time… Praying God wraps his loving arms around you giving you Peace , strength and comfort… Hold close those special memories and cherish them forever🙏❤️

  • I am so sorry you have lost your Mother, Grandmother, and my cousins have lost another sibling. She was a lot of fun and ornery. She will be missed. She is with God and the rest of the family. Prayers are with you all.
    Love to all
    Cousin Joyce

  • My heart goes out to you Amy and your family. Holding your family in my prayers. Ruth was a beautiful woman. I was very fortunate to call her my friend. She will be sadly missed by many. God has a plan for her. She will be dancing with the angels.

  • To the family of dear Ruth Wilson – Ruth came to our office a few years ago with a need that she felt could not be met. I am grateful to say that the need was indeed met; her appreciation and spirit of genuine gratitude was so special. Ruth was an inspiration to our office and a great encourager to me personally. I will miss her joyful spirit; a spirit that can only be filled and controlled by our Heavenly Father. May all of you feel her presence each and every day, knowing that she is more alive today than she has ever been. Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Marty Campbell
    Mechanics Bank, branch manager

  • Sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times. I can hear her laugh now. she touches many lives and will be missed. Prayers for all.

  • I was a classmate my maiden name was Holzwarth. Married name is Mary Jean Bane. I was from the Iberia side. Your video is such a nice tribute to her life. Thank you

  • I’m sorry for your loss. I remember her playing cards with my grandparents, Emma and Harry Anderson, they always had so much fun. My thoughts are with you.
    Jerri crawford

  • Heather and Family, So very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • I met Ruth when we both worked at NE in Galion. She was a sweet, lovely lady. Heaven has one more angel. Our sympathy to the family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Ruth Ann’s passing. I went to school w/her and clowned around w/her and Becky Noble @ Johnsville. Both were a year ahead of me in school. Ruth & I shared the same month & day of birth. She was so much fun. Those were the days. May our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ bring you peace at this time knowing she is with Him in Heaven. Prayers coming your way.

    Judy (Bolding) DeIuliis
    Mt. Vernon

  • Ruth Ann was in my class when we graduated from Northmor in 1964. I was from the Iberia side. She was such a fun person. I enjoyed her so much when we were on our 50th Class Reunion committee. She will be missed by so many.
    You have my sincere condolences.

    Jill (Mitchell) Morrow

  • I was from Iberia also. Ruth Ann and I dated several times. She was a loving, caring person with a great sense of humor. I’m sure she’s with God now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • So, sorry for your loss! I did not know her but, was so surprised to see her name. I went to L.P N. school with Ruth Shoenfelt. Also, my grandmother was Ruth Wilson, from Lexington and was married to Joe.
    I lost my Mother, last May, so, I feel your great loss!
    Sincerely, Darla Hipp