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Ruth Martin Anderson
Ruth Martin AndersonVioletRuth Martin Anderson, 99 of Green Camp, died Sunday morning April 2, 2023 at the Marion General Hospital.

She was born February 5, 1924 in Union County to the late Walter F. and Margaret Rhea (Smeltzer) Wasserbeck. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert E. Martin, they were married December 25, 1943 and he died November 21, 1973, also preceding her was her second husband, Charles E. Anderson, they were married March 18, 1978 and he died March 27, 1980. Ruth was also predeceased by two sons, Cecil and Carl Martin, a daughter-in-law, Rosalie Martin and two brothers, Clifford and Arlis Wasserbeck.

Ruth was a 1942 graduate of the Richwood High School. She had attended the Marion Business College in 1943. She had worked at the former National City Bank branch in Green Camp for 28 yrs. She had also been clerk for Green Camp Township for over 20 yrs.

Ruth was a woman of faith, she had been a member of the former Green Camp Baptist Church and when she had been able, she attended the Cornerstone Alliance Church in Marion.

Not one to sit around, Ruth was a 30 yr. volunteer at the Marion General Hospital. She was a founding member of the Green Camp Senior Citizens, member of the Marion Genealogical Society, board member of the Marion County Council for the Aging and had volunteered with the Marion Area Convention and Visitor Bureau. Ruth was proud to have been named, “Senior Citizen of the Year” for Marion County in 2002.

Surviving are her children, Lois (David) Lucas and Calvin Martin, both of Marion. daughter-in-law, Linda Martin of Toledo, grandchildren, Janette (Mark) Erdman, Jennifer (Chris) Alford and Ann Marie (Steven) Leonard, great grandchildren, Mackenzie Warren, Madison (Mike) Cousino, Parker Leonard and Declan Leonard, sister, Mary Mounts of The Villages, Florida
Special friends, Marilyn Riley and Eris Caldwell

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 8, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, her nephew Pastor Bill Wasserbeck will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Camp Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Shiloh Community Church and or the Cornerstone Alliance Church

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Carol Emery
The Villages, Florida
Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 5:45 PM

I was fortunate to have such a wonderful person for an aunt.  I still have fond memories of playing marbles with Harold, Aunt Mary, and Aunt Ruth at Grandma's house in Union County.

#2 from: Roy and Debbie Thompson
Ware Neck, Virginia
Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 6:33 PM

Sorry for your family’s loss.  We send our deepest condolences

#3 from: Richard &Bonnie Pack
Grand Saline, TX
Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 6:57 PM

Our condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother Ruth. She was such a precious Christian. All through her losses and illnesses,; she never lost her faith and trust in God. She is rejoicing in Heaven now. Awaiting our arrival Praying for all you.

#4 from: Christina M Manley
Mon, Apr 3, 2023 at 7:40 PM

Lois, My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I always enjoyed seeing Ruth and you when you both volunteered at Marion Medical Campus.

#5 from: Jane Walter
Green Camp, OH
Tue, Apr 4, 2023 at 7:57 AM

I was lucky enough to grow up next door to this wonderful soul. When I was a little girl, I’d go visit Ruth often. We would sit at the table and she’d talk to me about school, or plans for summer vacation, etc. She never once made me feel like an annoying little kid. She’d always send me back home with Werther’s Original candies. My condolences to the whole family. She will be greatly missed.

#6 from: Ron & Sally Rowland
Lawrenceburg, IN
Tue, Apr 4, 2023 at 1:12 PM

Sorry for your loss.  Our prayers are with you during this time.

#7 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Tue, Apr 4, 2023 at 1:23 PM

I send my condolences to the family, Ruth always seemed like an extremely nice person. She and my father were cousins. God Bless, Dan Foos

#8 from: Janet Foos Lutz
Greenville Ohio
Wed, Apr 5, 2023 at 6:42 PM

Ruth was a cousin to my Dad and lived neighbors to us on 739 for many years. Sympathies to all the family.   She was a beautiful  person and  enjoyed life.

#9 from: Bob and Marilyn McBeth
Marion Ohio
Thu, Apr 6, 2023 at 12:58 PM

David and Lois, We are so sorry to hear of Ruth's death. She was such a great lady, a real gem of a human being. Our community has lost a treasure. We want you to know you're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bob and Marilyn McBeth

#10 from: Rebecca George
Thu, Apr 6, 2023 at 4:58 PM

Thinking especially of sister, Mary and her family. Mary and I were classmates for twelve years.  Blessing to all the kin.    Rebecca Blue

#11 from: Sherry Bargar
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 at 3:36 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a sweet lady and I enjoyed knowing her from church and GC Seniors. She had such a beautiful smile. She will be missed!

#12 from: Jeff and Dianne Johnson
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 at 4:37 PM

Sorry to see the passing of Ruth.  I remember her from boyhood days going into the bank. Been a friend of Calvin for years.  Best wishes to all during these difficult times.

#13 from: Mark Appelfeller
Louisville CO
Tue, Apr 11, 2023 at 9:49 AM

Cal & Family, Very Sorry for your loss. Many years of fond memories were made I'm sure.

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