2013-09-07 / Obituaries

Ruth E. White

Ruth E. White, age 89 of Thornville, passed away August 30, 2013, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. She was born on August 6, 1924, in Thornville to the late Carl and Estella (Edmond) Courson. Ruth was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, OCCL Mother’s Club, Democrat Women, Perry County Extension, the Perry County Historical Society, and a many other organizations. She was also a Girl Scouts of America leader having been instrumental in bringing the organization to the Thornville area.

She is survived by her loving family: children, Rebecca Krumlauf, William (Jennifer) White, Kaye (Michael) Smith, Nancy (Mark Hall) White, and Anna Lea (Tracy) Wells; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Louise (Cleo) Franks; her brother, Marlyn (Phyllis) Courson; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James in 2002; her daughter, Linda Layton; and her son, Michael White.

A funeral service, celebrating Ruth’s life, was held September 4, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, Thornville, with Pastors David Zandt and Beth Bateson officiating. Burial followed in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Thornville Food Pantry, C/O Julia Cooperrider, P.O. Box 166, Thornville, Ohio 43076.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hoskinsonfuneral.com

Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the White Family.

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