Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ruthanna M. Willets (April 16, 2010)

Ruthanna M. (Oler) Willetts, 82, of New Madison, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond. Ruthanna was born July 18, 1927, daughter of the late Ralph Edward and Helen Juanita (Howell) Oler.

Ruthanna was a 1945 graduate of New Madison High School and was a self employed business owner working as a printer and publisher and also in manufacturing. She attended college at the Miami Jacobs School for Business. Ruthanna was a member of the Eastern Star and served as the Grand Paige of Ohio. She loved cross word puzzles, attending to her garden and flowers, shopping, gambling, reading and she was also a great cook. She and her husband Hutch traveled the world together. She will always be known as the world’s greatest mother, grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, Ruthanna was preceded in death by her sister Mary Alice Downing.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Hutchinson (Hutch) Willetts (who loved her the best); two sons, Kris ( Keila ) Willetts of New Madison and Kim and wife Liz Willetts also of New Madison; seven grandchildren, Kristian and wife Amy Willetts, Lysa Greer, Kyle and wife Jennifer Willetts, Meredith Willetts, Miranda Willetts, Benjamin Willetts and Mason Willetts; five great grandchildren; a brother-in-law Ned Downing and a very close friend Becky Mergeler.

A public visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Storch Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jeff Willetts being ask to officiate also at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison..Condolences may be sent to the family at