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Ruth O. Beckel
Ruth O. BeckelSewingRuth O. Beckel, 90 of Richwood, formerly of Prospect died Friday morning, January 17, 2014 at Marion General Hospital. She was born September 20, 1923 in Marion to the late Perry and Anna Gertrude (Jones) Rider.

A 1941 graduate of Harding High School, she was a member of the former Zion United Church of Christ in Prospect where she had worked as secretary for many years.  Ruth had worked as a clerk at the IGA store in Prospect.  She was very talented at sewing and needlepoint and one of her favorite hobbies was redressing dolls.  She loved playing euchre and pinochle.  Ruth enjoyed baking, and one of her specialties was chocolate chip cookies.  She also enjoyed playing the organ.

On September 23, 1944 she married Clyde Beckel Sr. in LaRue and he survives.  She is also survived by two sons, Clyde Beckel Jr., Prospect; Ted Beckel, Marion; grandchildren, Kimberly (Robert) Drumm; Kristin (Keith) Bentley; Eric (Michele) Beckel; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Speelman; great grandchildren, Weston Drumm, Wyatt Drumm, Keagan Bentley, Gavin Bentley, Kieran Bentley, Kailee Beckel; step-great-grandchildren, Courtney Huffine, Nathan Blevins, Jeannie Blevins; a great-great-grandchild, Serenity Ridgely; a step-great-great-grandchild, Raedyn Huffine; a sister, Anna Marie (Andy) Anderson, Lorain.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Christopher Beckel and two sisters, Edna Griffith and June Williams.

Calling hours will be Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2 to 4 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, where there will be private services held Monday at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Gale Green will officiate and burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216-6810 or Salvation Army, 317 W. Church St., P.O. Box 383, Marion, OH  43302.

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#1 from: Cheryl Oehler
Sun City, Az.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Dear Clyde and family,
I was so sorry to read of Ruth's passing. I have wonderful memories of her....as a great neighbor and a co-worker at Shaffer's IGA. She was a special lady with a lovely smile. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With sincerest sympathy,

#2 from: Bobbie Seiter
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Dear Clyde,and Sons.  Looking back what fun we both had together. She was a good friend to me at the store. Thought of her often. So glad she is at peace.  Love Bobbie,  Wayne.

#3 from: Sue Clem
Bellefontaine, OH
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Ruth worked with my mom at the IGA in Prospect for many years. She was so nice and I always thought she was a real lady. My prayers are with her family. Sue Cramer Clem

#4 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Clyde & family
Thoughts and prayers are with you.  You Mom was a sweet lady. Thankful for your many great memories of her.
Love Ya
Becky Jacobs Rynders

#5 from: Ruby Miller
East Peoria, Il
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:02 PM

My thoughts,prayers and sympathies to Clyde and your family.

#6 from: Bill and Beth Parish
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Clyde and Family, we just read about Ruth's passing.  Regretfully, we will not be able to come to viewing hours, but we want you to know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.  We think highly of you and Ruth.  May you find comfort during this time.

#7 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West, AZ 
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM

We send our thoughts and prayers to you on the loss of the most important person in your lives. She was a wonderful lady, a good neighbor for many years on Hughes Rd. and friend. Kim loved to go to your house and help dress the dolls. Something she always remembered. May the love and memories help you through the days ahead.

Pauline Oehler
Tom and Peggy Knickel

#8 from: Johna Nibert
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Mr. Beckel and family .So sorry for the loss of your loved one. You have our sympathy and prayers     Bill and Johna Nibert

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#10 from: David and Judith Gast
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

We sorry to hear of Ruth's passing and offer
our sympathy to the Beckel family.  

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