Ruth G. Howell, 88

Ruth G. Howell, 88, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 2:47 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Glynwood, the daughter of Roy and Onis (Craft) McDermitt, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 24, 1946, she married Vernon D. Howell, and he preceded her in death in December 1951.

She is survived by a daughter, Marsha E. (Kevin) Schnippel of Troy; a grandson, Joshua Schnippel; two brothers, Robert (Linda) McDermitt and Norman (Hyla) McDermitt, both of St. Marys; a sister, Dorothy Wilkens of St. Marys; numerous loving nieces and nephews, including special nieces Karen Barringer and Kimberly Kaylor.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy and Freedus McDermitt; three sisters, Margaret Wehnes, Evelyn Wheeler and Betty Rumpff; a sister-in-law, Mary Wilson.

Ruth worked for Auglaize Farmers as a bookkeeper for more than 40 years.

She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta and was a 1942 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.  

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  

Memorials may be directed to the First English Lutheran Church.  

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