Friday, June 4, 2021

Ruthie Marlene Cummins (May 31, 2021)

Ruthie Marlene Cummins, 84, of Lewisburg, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2021, at Kettering Health in Dayton.

She was born on July 15, 1936, to the late James and Ruth (Grice) Woolery.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard Cummins, whom she married on April 1, 1955; her granddaughter, Jennifer Cummins; her brother, Johnny Woolery; her sister, Juanita Weaver; and her daughter-in-law, Terri Cummins

Ruth was not afraid of hard work and she taught by example. After working many years in the cafeteria and retiring from Twin Valley Public Schools, she embarked on a 38 year run as owner of Cummins Services. Throughout the years, her family would all take part working for her business. She also bred and raised English Bulldogs and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. Ruth loved the Christmas season and would leave her Christmas decorations up all year round. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and always had an open door policy.

Ruth is survived by her children, Richard "Orange" Cummins of New Paris, Ohio, Amy Futrell of Lewisburg, and Anthony "Tony" (Karen) Cummins of New Madison, Ohio; her grandchildren, Nikki (Jesse) Johnson of Ravenna, Ohio, Kelly (Stephen) Klosterman of Camden, Ohio, Jodie Cummins of New Paris, Molly (Terry) Gentry of Arcanum, Ohio, and Cassie (Taryn) Winner of Lexington, North Carolina; and her 10 great grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of her family.

Memorial Contribution may be made to the Lewisburg EMS, 116 South Commerce Street, Lewisburg, Ohio 45338.

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Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, is serving her family.