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Ruth M. "Aunt Ruth" Martin
Ruth M. WheatRuth Mae Martin 92 of Essex, died peacefully early Christmas morning December 25, 2016 at Heartland of Marion.

She was born February 27, 1924 in Union County to the late Clarence and Ilo Mae (Brady) Patterson, she was also predeceased by her husband Richard H. “Dick” Martin, they were married June 24, 1945 and he died February 14, 1983.

Ruth was a 1942 graduate of the Richwood High School, she was a member of the Rush Creek (formerly Essex) United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. “Aunt Ruth” as she was known to almost everyone, enjoyed reading and working word puzzles, she loved staying at home and keeping up with all the goings on in Jackson Township.

Surviving is her sister and constant companion, Martha McNamee of Essex, Charles (Linda) McNamee of Essex and their families, to whom Ruth was more like a second mom and grandmother, Scott (Lisa) McNamee of Essex, Mark McNamee of Essex, Jennifer (Kyle) Jones and their children: Nathan, Will and Logan and Grant (Jackee) McNamee and their children: Trulee and Rush
Sister-in-laws: Ruth Anderson of Green Camp and Jennie Martin of Marion.

Funeral services will be held Thursday December 29, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Rush Creek (formerly Essex) United Methodist Church with Pastor Josh Freshour officiating, burial will follow in the Price Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rush Creek United Methodist Church at 32697 SR 37
Richwood, Ohio 43344 and or The Northern Union County Fire and E.M.S Assn at 602 North Franklin Street Richwood, Ohio 43344

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#1 from: Judy Hall Baker
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 1:58 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#2 from: Margie Foos Lukens
Greensboro NC
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 2:07 PM

So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing.  Prayers and condolences to the family.  A big hug to Martha.

#3 from: Karen Landon
Ft. Pierce, Fl.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 2:20 PM

McNamee Family,

  Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy. Hold dear your Wonderful Memories, with Ruth.

#4 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 3:38 PM

So very sorry to hear about Ruth.  Know you are all in my prayers.

#5 from: johna nibert
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 4:52 PM

So sorry to hear of Ruths passing. She was always such a sweet person .Give Martha my sympathy . Will be thinking of all the family
          Johna Nibert

#6 from: Amber Locke
United States
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 5:15 PM

So sad to hear of my sweet friend passing on. Sending love to you all!!

#7 from: Russ and Terri Sivey
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Such a sweet lady.

#8 from: David snd Linda Dempsey
Delbarton, WV
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 5:42 PM

I am so sorry. My prayers will be with each of the family. Give Martha a hug from us Jackee!!
Love you all

#9 from: David and Teresa Dempsey
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Our heart is so sad to hear that "aunt Ruth " has passed. She was a kind hearted person. Prayers and love for grandma Martha our McNamee family.

#10 from: Russ and Terri Sivey
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 6:42 PM

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Such a sweet lady.

#11 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Martha,Chuck and family sorry to hear the loss of Ruth may god be with you all at this difficult time....I will be there at calling hours in spirit as I am out of state right now...

#12 from: Robert and Barbara Price
Canandaigua, NY
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 7:53 PM

So sorry to hear about Ruth. Prayers for you and your family.

#13 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy.
May God bless each of Ruth's family and friends.
Sincerely Jeff and Pam Webb

#14 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Martha, Chuck and families.  You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister and Aunt. Ruth was our neighbor for many years and I always enjoyed visiting with her. Mary Howell

#15 from: Nancy Deisher Hobbs
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Ruth will be missed so much. She was a dear neighbor and then friend across the miles.  To Martha a big hug and to all of the McNamee family my sympathy and prayers.

#16 from: Dave Amstutz
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Ruth was a fine lady. I enjoyed our many visits. I worked for her at her house before she moved in with Martha. That made it even better , because I could visit with them both at the same time. Didn't get much done, because we all did more talking than work.

#17 from: Richard and Doris Griffith
Richwood OH
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:48 PM

We are sorry we had to miss your calling hours tonight, but please know that we care about you all and wish you peace in her passing.  She was a very nice lady and aunt to you, her family.  God bless each of you.

#18 from: Joan wells
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 10:43 PM

So sorry for your loss as loved to see your smiling faces when delivering meals.

#19 from: Rochelle Hayes, daughter of Nancy Hobbs
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Greg, Jennifer, Drew and I express our deepest sympathy to all of you.  I have such fond memories of Ruth, loved visiting with her when I would come to visit Grandma Ruth.  Ruth was always kind to remember our birthdays and interested in our family.  May you be surrounded in His love during this time.  We send our love to you.

#20 from: Sonja Webb Horn
Mount Solon, Virginia
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 11:36 PM

Dear Martha & Family,
Saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. But we are all so blessed to have Ruth & You in our lives for so many years.  You all are in our thoughts & prayers.                                       Love you Sonja, Doug Horn & Family  

#21 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 7:24 AM

To the family of "Aunt Ruth" Martin we extend our sincere condolences.  It was always so enjoyable to see her and sister, Martha at the Richwood Fair.  They shared a wonderful relationship and spread cheer where ever they went.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.  God give you strength at this difficult time.  David and Nancy

#22 from: Earl & Jill price
La Rue, Ohio
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 8:22 AM

So very sorry for your loss!

#23 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM

To all of your beloved Ruth's family and friends,  So sorry for your loss.  Ruth was such a wonderful person and friend.  May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort, peace, and understanding!  Thinking of you and praying for you!  God Bless!

#24 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Our prayers and love are with the family.  Ruth was such a warm and caring lady.  Hugs and love to you all.

#25 from: Ted and Susie Kavanagh
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Sincere condolences to the McNamee family in your loss of Ruth. She will be missed.

#26 from: Mary Lauzau
Franklin, OH
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 5:06 PM

I've tired to come up with words that comfort, there just aren't any that come to mind. other than ... she had a HUGE heart for her family and friends. I'll  always cherish the memories I have tucked away in my heart.

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