James H. Ruth

August 2, 1933 - August 11, 2019

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James H. Ruth, 86, of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Sunday, August 11, 2019 in the Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
He was born August 2, 1933 in Portsmouth, Ohio. James retired after 23 years of service with the United States Navy and he served in law enforcement in Champaign County for 20 years.
James enjoyed photography and being with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Annette Shaw; his sons, James (Tracey) Ruth, and Jayson (Kelli) Ruth; his sister, Helen (Russ) Wellman; 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen (Potker)Ruth, his wife of 51 years, Mary "Darlene" (Eckenrod) Ruth, his daughters, Deanna Marie and Helen Renae; his brothers Harold Ruth, Oscar Ruth, and Carl Ruth and a brother-in-law, Russ Wellman.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Beverly National Cemetery, New Jersey.
Arrangements are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


- Feb 18, 2020
My brother found a naval belt with the name James h ruth on it. If interested please call 7406040799
Tim & Madonna - Aug 25, 2019
Great person will be sadly missed
Beth Lewis - Aug 24, 2019
Condolences to your family. I enjoyed working with Jim at the Village of Mechanicsburg.
James Schad - Aug 15, 2019
Miss Nancy Ruth Jesse. Me, Donald, Benjamin and Victoria are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers
Michael Kovacik - Aug 13, 2019
Sending my families Condolences during this difficult time..

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