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Ruth Arlene Wilson

Ruth Arlene Wilson, age 83, of Thornville, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Newark Care and Rehabilitation. Ruth was born December 11, 1936, in Marietta, to the late Howard and Thelma Rebecca (Yanelly) Holland.
Ruth was a member of the Jacksontown United Methodist Church where she worked in the food pantry and started the first clothing pantry. She enjoyed painting ceramics at a shop in Hebron for many years and collected buttons.
She is survived by a daughter, Misty Wilson of Thornville; son, Dusty Wilson of Baltimore; grandchildren, Heather Graham and Christopher Wilson; great-grandchildren, Ryan Graham, Lyric Wilson and Iris Wilson; sister, Donnalene Griffin of Marietta; brother, Ralph Holland of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Edward Wilson, whom she married on July 16, 1955 and who passed away on December 21, 2019; and by two brothers, Raymond Holland and Melvin Holland.
A graveside inurnment service will be held at a later date at Fairmount Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-0430.
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for Ruth and her family.

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