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Ruth H. Lindsay
Ruth H. LindsayRuth H. Lindsay, age 87 of formerly of Richwood, died Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2011 at her residence at the Sterling House in Marion.  She was born November 4, 1923 in Richwood to the late Homer and Ethel (Hodge) Fox.

On June 23, 1945 she married Arch L. Lindsay and he died August 21, 2009.  She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Fox and one sister, Audrey Mayte.

She was a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church where she was very active in various circles, including Paul Vick Guild and Annie Richards.  She was a member of OCCL Mothers Club, the Richwood Civic Center, and was a librarian in the Richwood-North Union Public Library for many years.  A graduate of Richwood High School, she also attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Marion Business College.  Ruth was a great cook and loved to entertain family and friends.  She enjoyed helping others in need and had been a volunteer for Marion General Hospital in the medical records department.  She and her husband, Arch enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida.  They were inseparable and were often seen walking their dog, Bella in their later years.

She is survived by two sons, Dean Richard (Carla) Lindsay, Wilmette, Illinois; Kent E. (Cathy) Lindsay, Los Angeles, California; a daughter, Diane (Dan) Lehman, Richwood; six grandchildren, Kama (Michael) Rannells; Evan Lindsay and his fiancée, Lauren; Shelly (Jim) Robinson; Troy (Sarah) Lehman; Danika Lindsay; Kira Lindsay; and two great grandsons Mack Rannells and Chase Robinson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Richwood First Baptist Church where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Pastor Brian Moser will officiate and burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church, 101 East Ottawa Street, Richwood, OH  43344 and Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH  43302.

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#1 from: Deborah Blowers LPN
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Dear Dean & Diane and families,
Just wanted to say that my love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you! It has been my pleasure to be able to care for both Ruth and your Dad at Sterling House. I remember so well the day they moved in and what a sweet couple they were. It has been so special to me to get to know all of you and I trust you will stop in and pay us a visit when you are in the area. My sympathies are with you and I love you all!!

Deb Blowers LPN

#2 from: Janet (McKnight) Mangini
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:40 PM

To the Lindsay Family -- I remember the many times that Ruth helped me select a good book from the old Richwood Library when I was 10 or 12 years old. She took the time to make sure I always found a book(s) of interest to me. Being married to a librarian, I appreciate her thoughtfulness in serving others. I do remember Ruth and Arch "always" being together; never one without the other - a match made in heaven, no doubt. I am sorry for your loss.

#3 from: Pastor Mo Dunn
Middletown, Ohio
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:44 PM

I was one of the teaching pastors for the weekly Bible study at the Richwood Senior Center, from 2002 to 2009.  Archie and Ruth attended regularly, unless they were in Florida, until about 2008.  I really enjoyed their participation and even though I was a Methodist and they were such good Baptists, we shared a wonderful, spiritual, kindred spirit.  I'm sure Archie is glad to see Ruth again in heaven.  On the other hand, I'm sure neither one of them would be too happy with the government and the way the US is borrowing and spending money.  They would say to watch for the Lord's return.  But, they don't have to worry about any of that now like the rest us.  Their races are run, and they brought joy to my heart many times at Bible study and anytime I saw them at First Baptist or in the community.  May the joy of the Lord be your strength as you consider their fine Christian examples.  

#4 from: Pat
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Dear Sweet Ruth,
She was one of the Kindest Women I will ever know No One like her.
She was a great example
Of the best way one can live
Her generous, loving spirit
Was a daily gift.
And I know that I was privileged
To know someone so dear
I love You Ruth,

Sending Prayers to the Lindsay Family,Your Mother was a Wonderful ,Kind Person,And Never forgotten ~

#5 from: Richwood Police
Richwood Ohio
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Years ago we used to watch Ruth and Arch walking down the street holding hands hoping and wishing that someday we would have that type of love. I will miss you Ruth...

Sgt. Frazier

#6 from: Rebecca (Price) Miller
Galion, Ohio
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Dean, Diane, Kent and families - What a dear woman and wonderful mother your mother was.  Growing up as a friend of Diane's, I was blessed to also share in the warmth of the Lindsay family.  Many hours we spent in the "piano room" as we all sang - Diane playing the piano while Arch, who never read a note of music, joined in at the organ. And Ruth selected the music and provided the food afterward.  In today's busy world what a treasure and rare union your parents shared for 64 years. Though your mother was not actively in your lives these past few years, she'll certainly always remain in your hearts.  Our prayers are with you.  Becky & Rob Miller

#7 from: Johna Nibert
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:29 PM

To Lindsey children So sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She was one sweet woman.
             Johna and Bill Nibert

#8 from: Karen Wheeler Kellogg
Caledonia, Oh
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:51 AM

What a nice lady.......You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#9 from: Peggy Skidmore Hays
West Mansfield
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Diane, I was sorry to hear that your mother has passed.  I will always remember how kind and gentle she was and I always enjoyed talking to her at the library.

#10 from: Ned & Terry Bumgarner
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 7:33 PM

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing.  What an amazing woman she was.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.  

#11 from: Dan & Patti Krebehenne
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Your mom was always so kind when I would see her at the library.  I enjoyed watching both your mom & dad in their older years, faithfully walking to stay in shape, hand in hand.  They were a special couple.  She was a special lady!

#12 from: Amanda Street
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 3:44 AM

My Ruthie Girl! I loved you dearly. You made my job more than a job. Your soul was as pure as they come. Even in your failing health your sweet kisses and hugs were greatly apprecaited, and I think you knew that beacuse you seemed to give them at the moment they were needed. I remember dnacing after dinner and you would always just giggle away at me and give me that Look as to say " you silly girl" It is people like you that make my job more than a job.I never dreaded coming into work... I love you :)I wish you could live forever but I know you are in a much better place and are at peace. Now you are with our Heavnly Father and your Husband.

#13 from: Kaden
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM

BION I'm imrpsesed! Cool post!

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