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Ruth Hughes
Ruth HughesRuth Hughes, age 87, formerly of Prospect and Marion, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.  She was born January 12, 1925 to the late Orville and Hazel (Decker) Hull.

On August 24, 1948 she married Albert E. Hughes and he died September 20, 1984.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry Hull and a sister, Marjorie Boyce.

She worked as a legal secretary for Lloyd Kerns in Richwood before working for the law office of George and Mike Piacentino in Marion for nearly 50 years.  Following retirement, Ruth enjoyed the time helping her son at his store in Lancaster.

She is survived by a son, Russ (Rebecca) Hughes, Lancaster.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no formal services.  Private burial will take place at Shoup (Thompson Twp.) Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH  43215.

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#1 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Palmetto, Fl
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Russ, You have our sympathy. Your mother had a long life & we are sure you have a lot of good memories.Hope to see you at our 50th class reunion in May. We will be thinking of you.
            Your friend, Mark



#2 from: Joe Smathers
Logan, Ohio
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Working with Ruth for the few years I did, I became very fond of her as she reminded me of my own Grandmother. My favorite memory was when I walked around the corner and found her struggling with a large, obviously heavy box. When I hurried over to help her with it when she stumbled and began to fall, in doing so throwing the box at me. I began to panic, because with the box between us I would be unable to catch her before she hit the floor. But when the box hit me, it was empty. It was then I realized she had been waiting for me to come around the corner just so she could play this prank. I laughed so hard that day because I had been bested by an sweet, little old lady. I always adored Ruth and she will be missed.



#3 from: Darlene Krawczyk
Richwood, OH
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Dear Russ and family . . . I have not met you . . . I worked with your Mother at Piacento's office.  We had many good times, at lunch, with the breakfast bunch, etc.  Sending my condolences to you and your family . .  Ruth was a special person and I am sure you will miss her.  God bless.



#4 from: Kasey Hochstetter
Marion Ohio
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Ruth was my Aunt Betty Kindell"s best friend since grade school.She was always part of our family for as long as I remember.My husband and I grew quite fond of her feistiness.We will miss her.GOD SPEED Kasey and John Hochstetter.



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#6 from: Linda Taylor-Seiter
Blanchard, MI
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Russell,I am a name from your past,
Linda Taylor.  We had lots of fun being classmates. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to the happy memories.  They will get you through.  Sincerely, Linda
P.S. Let me hear from you




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