March 23, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Sunday, March 27, 2011 3 - 6 pm
Ruth Elizabeth McClure, 97, of Urbana passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Hearth and Home Community, Urbana.
She was born June 14, 1913 in St. Paris, Ohio the daughter of Lawrence Washington and Mary Selma (Jenkins) Runkle.
Ruth was a 1931 graduate of Christiansburg-Jackson High School. She was multitalented and crafty; and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Ruth was known for having a ‘Green Thumb’. She was an avid gardener and could grow anything. Ruth was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Fred (Joyce) McClure of Urbana, OH; her daughter Mary “Joan” (Paul) Ritter of Buchanan, TN; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Organiscak of Powell, OH, Heather (Karl) Russell of Fayetteville, OH, Hope (Chris) Current of Batesville, IN and Scott (Melissa) McClure of Olaphe, KS; 8 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter; brother Lawrence Richard (Barb) Runkle of St. Paris, OH; sister-in-law, Jean Runkle of Urbana; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jack McClure; brothers, Warren, Paul and William Runkle; her sisters Evelyn Beaty, Grace Clark, Frances Jean Kiser and Doris Anderson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, 980 Woodburn Rd, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.