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Ruth Ullmer
Ruth UllmerCrochetRuth Ullmer, 77, New Bloomington, passed away Friday, June 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Marion on July 22, 1945, to the late Elza and Minervia (Tucker) Craig of Richwood. Ruth and her twin-sister Ruby were the “babies” of the Craig family of nine children. Being identical in looks was not the only likeness for Ruth and Ruby. Both Ruth and Ruby have been the heart of their families, supporting each other through the good and the challenging times, and always together. Proud to be each other’s sister and even more proud to be each other’s twin, the bond of "twinship” remains strong even in Ruth’s passing.

Ruth grew up in the Richwood area and married John "Jack" Ullmer on January 13, 1962, in York Center. Jack and Ruth lived in Marion before moving to New Bloomington. Ruth and Jack had three children, Sherry, Tracy, and Tim. Jack will remember Ruth as the best wife, friend, and partner in could wish for on their life journey. Sherry, Tracy, and Tim will forever remember Ruth as the most kind and gentle mother a person could want. Ruth was a nurturer. She always knew how to soothe a skinned knee, a bad hair day, a broken heart, or even a stupid son who flipped his car. She was always the first person called to ask for help and guidance.

She loved crocheting and knitting blankets, hats, and scarves for her family and friends. These items will be cherished by all those who received them. Ruth also liked playing games on her tablet and going to casinos with her husband, Jack, to play slots and have a steak dinner. An avid Elvis fan, Ruth loved attending the Elvis shows at the Palace Theater.

As time passed, Ruth saw the family grow through marriage and the births of three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Family was the core of Ruth’s being. She attended ball games and events for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She cheered and screamed as loud as anyone. She was proud of her family, and they were (are) proud of her.

Ruth worked at Whirlpool as a quality inspector in the ‘Quiet Room’. She was very proud of every job she held and always brought her best each day. Before going to work at Whirlpool, Ruth held a variety of jobs including decorating cakes for many events including birthdays and weddings. She learned her decorating skills alongside Ruby. They often worked together on their creations and always had happy customers.

Ruth is predeceased by her parents, Elza and Minervia Craig; sisters, Edith (Dick) Baker, Ethel (Tom) Bevis, Twila (Glenn) Hines, Dorothy (Don) Fryman and Joann (Ted) Britenstine, brothers, Jim (Lola) Craig, and Robert Craig. Her sister-in-law, Nancy (William) Gracely, also predeceased her.

Surviving is Ruth’s husband, John “Jack” Ullmer of New Bloomington; daughter Sherry Ullmer of Bellefontaine, daughter Tracy Roshon of Marion; son Tim (Sarah) Ullmer of Marysville; twin-sister Ruby (Victor) Phipps of Green Camp; sister-in-law Sue (Randy) McCarty of New York; grandson Cole (Haylee) Nicolosi of New Bloomington, son of Tracy; granddaughter, Kelly Nicolosi of New Bloomington, daughter of Tracy; grandson Tommy Ullmer of Marysville, son of Tim and Sarah; granddaughter Anna Ullmer of Marysville, daughter of Tim and Sarah; great-grandsons Enzo, Ezra, and Eziah Nicolosi, sons of Cole and Haylee; and many nieces and nephews.

Services celebrating Ruth’s life will be held Wednesday June 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Kathy Herr will officiate. Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 5:00 pm at the funeral home in Richwood. Private burial will take place in the Green Camp Cemetery.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at michaeljfox.org.

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

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#1 from: Shelli Winters-LeMaster
Sun, Jun 18, 2023 at 4:56 PM

Ruby and family, I am so incredibly sad to hear of Ruth's passing. I find myself very fortunate to had worked with you both. Please know you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories of love and laughter give you comfort. Sincerely, Shelli Winters-LeMaster

#2 from: Shelley (Stiffler) Daubenmire
Rockwell, NC
Sun, Jun 18, 2023 at 8:58 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss! I was a classmate of Tim’s at Elgin. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

#3 from: Bruce Alexander
Sun, Jun 18, 2023 at 9:44 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Ruth was always a refreshing light when seeing her at Whirlpool and while growing up with Tim.   - Bruce

#4 from: Jackie King
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 5:33 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a room mother  for me at Elgin West. I appreciate all that she did to help make our school years successful.  May God be with her family and friends as they celebrate her amazing life.

#5 from: Angela Phipps
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 9:32 AM

Ruby so sorry to hear the passing of your twin sister my thoughts and prayers are with you

#6 from: Cathy and Jerry Pask
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 9:41 AM

So sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers for the family!

#7 from: Dee Britton
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 10:31 AM

I went to elementary school with the girls and still have good memories of both Ruby and Ruth.  Ruth, rest well with Jesus.

#8 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 10:32 AM

Sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

#9 from: Ruby Phipps
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 10:48 AM

Never been without you miss you

#10 from: Harold Wren
Edison, Ohio
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 12:49 PM

Pat and I are so sorry for your loss Jack!

#11 from: Carolyn Steffey
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 1:47 PM

Tracy, We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was always so nice to us and always had a smile.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

#12 from: Denise Phipps
Prospect ohio
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 3:27 PM

Ruby and family. We are so sorry to hear the passing of your sister Ruth. We know how close you were. Hold tight to your wonderful memories. We are sending you a loving hug. Jerry and Denise Phipps.

#13 from: Carola McMahan
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 at 10:44 PM

Ruby and Jr. , so sad to hear about your sister, she was always so friendly , even when I mistook her for you.  My prayer are with all of your's and her's  family.

#14 from: Rona Penix
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 7:41 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. In our younger days I spent a lot of wonderful fun days at Ruth and Ruby's memories I'll never forget.

#15 from: Todd and Jackie Albert
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 7:55 AM

John and family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. May your memories last an eternity and always be happy ones. As you grieve your loss remember there are others rejoicing as they welcome Ruth to her eternal home. May god bless and watch over your family in your time of need.

#16 from: Sandy Grogg
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 2:31 PM

Worked with Ruby many years and would see Ruth out and not be sure which one it was. They were sure look alikes. Ruby I know you will be a little lost without your double. Remember the memories and that she will be a guardian angel for those of you left behind. Hugs and Prayers.

#17 from: Paula Everett
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 3:39 PM

Ruth was a really nice person who had an equally lovely family.  This is so sad to hear.  Blessings. Paula Everett

#18 from: Carey Family
New Bloomington, Ohio
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 4:20 PM

Ruth was a wonderful Friend & Neighbor. Enjoyed the visits with my father going to see Jack and Ruth in the mornings to have a cup of coffee. There was always a wonderful story and a smile that would not end on Ruth's face. I will always enjoy her gracious hospitality and warming nature. She will be missed by us and prayers for the family in this hard time. Just remember her wonderful smile and it will help. Gods Blessing and love to the Ulmer Family.

#19 from: Bruce and Mary Robinson
Green Camp
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 10:06 PM

Ruby so sorry for your loss. God bless you and Jr. and the Ulmer family.

#20 from: Wendy Crabtree
Wed, Jun 21, 2023 at 2:54 AM

Tracy and Cole, sorry to hear about your mom and grandmother. She was a beautiful lady with a kind spirit.

#21 from: Becky (Lyon) McElroy
Wed, Jun 21, 2023 at 2:09 PM

Jack and family.  My sincere condolence to you and your family. Prayers to all.

#22 from: Brian E Napper
Thu, Jun 22, 2023 at 5:01 PM

I pray that GOD will be with your family during this time of grief and forever.

#23 from: Carol Giles
Fri, Jun 23, 2023 at 5:51 PM

Jack,Ruby and Families, I am so sad to hear of Ruth's passing. She was a beautiful lady with a kind and gentle soul.Rest in peace my dear sweet friend.I will miss you.

#24 from: Jennifer Thompson
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 at 5:29 PM

Tim and family- I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was so kind and sweet any time I saw her out and about. Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time. Jennifer Thompson

#25 from: Linda Redd
Marion, ohio
Mon, Jul 3, 2023 at 10:39 AM

CONDOLENCES to the Ullmer family. I worked with RUBY at Wyandot. I have met Ruth when she was with her sister. Again you have my sympathy. Linda Redd

#26 from: Linda Redd
Marion, ohio
Mon, Jul 3, 2023 at 10:40 AM

CONDOLENCES to the Ullmer family. I worked with RUBY at Wyandot. I have met Ruth when she was with her sister. Again you have my sympathy. Linda Redd

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