Ruth Ellen Larry

February 21, 1936 - October 22, 2019

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Friday, October 25, 2019 6:00 PM Quest Community Church

Ruth Ellen Larry, 83 of Middleburg, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in The Memorial Gables Nursing Home, Marysville, Ohio with her family by her side. She was born February 21, 1936 in Raymond, Ohio and was a 1968 graduate of Logan Hills High School. Ruth Ellen attended the New Hope Church for many years. She was a member of the Middleburg Mrs. Club and was a 4-H advisor for over 20 years. Ruth Ellen and her husband, Charles "Doc", were the previous owners and operators of the East Liberty Grocery. She loved working in her garden, taking care of her flowers and she never met a stranger. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughters, Becca Dillon, Nancy Larry (Randy Stuart), Jayne Barnes, and Alexis (Jeff) Scheiderer; her son Shane (Sabra) Larry; her sister, Janet Coleman; her brothers, Mack Watkins, and Tom Watkins; her grandchildren, Jennifer Foreman, Stephanie Ballard, Grant Foreman, Meghann Steele, Emily Barnes, Katie Barnes-Arnold, Ross Barnes, Zane Scheiderer, Yale Scheiderer and Nikki Hamilton; her great grandchildren, Dennis Williams, Jackson Foreman, Evan Laird, Chloe Ballard, Reagan Foreman, Harrison Steele, Elias Garcia, Natalie and Lauren Steele; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Mae (Tennant) Watkins; her husband, Charles "Doc" Larry; her son, Yale Larry, son-in-law, Chris Dillon, grandson, Cody Laird and her brothers & sister, Carroll, Dale, Wayne and Ann Karen. A memorial service to celebrate Ruth Ellen's life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Quest Community Church, 110 South St. West Liberty with Pastor Bill Walker and Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice 779 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040. Services are entrusted to FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio. Condolences may be made to the family at


Nancy Mitchell Harman - Oct 28, 2019
Nancy - I am so sorry that you lost your mom. Blessings.........Nancy
Ron Perry - Oct 25, 2019
So sorry to hear about your mother. I pray that God will hold you in the hollow of his hand during this grieving period. I'm also sorry that through the years our family was not as close to your family as we should have been. I would like to have gotten to know you better.
Pearl and Gloria Nicil - Oct 25, 2019
What a privilege to have known your mom. She came into our life as a stranger and became a part of our family. I will always remember our discussions at the store, on a daily basis. Right now is such a difficult time for you. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with all if you.
Rebecca oman - Oct 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers for you Becca Steph Jennifer and rest of your family god bless
Ed and Mary Fogle-Kise - Oct 24, 2019
Our prayers are with you.
Ed and Mary Fogle-Kise - Oct 24, 2019
Our prayers are with you and your family.

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