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Ruth L. Stickney

Ruth Lavonne Stickney, former Shelby resident, age 87, died Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio, where she has resided for several years.

Ruth was born September 3, 1931 in Bucyrus, Ohio, the daughter of the late John Burton and Beulah Katherine (Rhine) Hollenbaugh. She was a 1949 graduate of Shelby High School. Ruth had been a part-time secretary at the former Evangelical United Brethren Church on Washington Street in Shelby and was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a former treasurer and was active in the building of the currently facility, a member of the Shelby Rizpah Chapter 153 Order of Eastern Star and had been a Brownie Troop leader.

On June 1, 1951, Ruth married Jack Franklin Stickney and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2014. Survivors include 3 children: Edward Douglas Stickney of Yountville, CA, Marva Jo (William) Victor of Montrose, CO, and Patti Ann (George) Wright of Beaufort, SC; and; 2 grandchildren: Cari (Jeffrey) Gallant and Jeffry Wright, both of Beaufort, SC; 3 great grandchildren: Deidre, Alexis, and Haley; a sister: Grace Artz of Ontario; and a brother: Rich (Jan) Hollenbaugh of Shelby; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 10-11 am at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Rev. Dr. Edna Stahl will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Susan Kenney Soviar says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember her being busy in the kitchen as I would stop by your house to play, or to walk downtown.
    Once again all of you are in our thought and prayers.

  2. Martha Fort says:

    Patti, Marva Jo and Ed,
    Sorry for your loss. I would love to have come to the service but am unable to make it. My sincere sympathy to you.

  3. Tim Guenther says:

    Patti Ann, Marva Jo, and Eddie – So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I think she’s about the last of our old East Main Street family to pass away! Lots of good memories of happy times! Sincere sympathy to you all at this time of loss. You and your families are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  4. Irene Mueller Gomez says:

    I remember your mother’s kitchen too, built on the low side. When we remodeled our kitchen, I had one side be a bit lower too, remembering her kitchen, built for us that are a bit on the petite side. Sorry to hear that she is gone now, but the memories go on.

  5. Lisa Clabaugh says:

    Marva, Patti, and Eddie,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother! I have fond memories of your family when we were neighbors on East Main. Your dad and mom were good people. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Lisa Plocher Clabaugh says:

    Marva, Patti and Eddie,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother! I have fond memories of your family when we were neighbors on East Main. You dad and mom were good people. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Diane Dabney says:

    To all the family and extended families. I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you this day. Love, Diane

  8. Pamela Walton says:

    My deepest sympathy to you. I remember all of you from the EUB days growing up and still remember many of the church activities and your mom helping out with the choir. God Bless you all.

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