Ruth E. Ralston age 73, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:08 P.M. on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Ruth was born October 26, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Raymond & Doris (Rickert) Stump.
Ruth was a homemaker and formerly worked at Covington Care Center. She attended East Main Street Church of Christ in Greenville.
In addition to her parents, Ruth is also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Ralston on March 24, 1995; daughter, Ruth Ann Ralston; and brothers, Richard, Robert, Rodney, Harry and Delbert Stump.
Ruth is survived by a son, Larry Ralston of Lucasville, Ohio; daughters & sons-in-law, Shirley Ertel & companion, Jeff Nicodemus of Bradford, Pam & Butch Himes of Montpelier, Indiana, Georgia & Bruce Varnham of Australia, and Mary & Wilbur Mizer of Covington; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Stump of Union City, Ohio, Gilbert Stump of Columbus, and Chuck Stump of Eaton; and sisters, Mary Alice Alexander of Union City, Ohio, Dorothy Hiestand of Rossburg, Martha Neal of New Weston, Catherine Stump of Greenville and Nellie Stump of Greenville.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Snell Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.