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Ransom Funeral Home
610 South Washington Street
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-626-6666
Fax: 419-684-5191

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Ruth J. Parker

Ruth J. Parker, age 91, of Castalia, died Monday morning, June 23, 2014, in the Stein Hospice Care Center, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Sandusky, and was a 1940 graduate of Sandusky High School.

She was a secretary at the former Union Chain for many years, and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Castalia. She loved spending time with her granddaughter, Dawn, and watching Lawrence Welk.

Ruth is survived by her daughter Patricia (Raymond) Turinsky of Sandusky; 4 grandchildren Dawn, Ryan, Amethyst, and Andy; 4 great grandchildren Emma, Parker, Adrian, and Machenzie; her sister-in-law Margaret Parker of Castalia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leo in 1996; her parents; and her daughter Pam Wolf in 2012.

Friends may call from 6-8 pm Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in the Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. She will lie in state from 9:30 am Thursday, June 26, 2014, until time of services at 10:30 am in Grace Lutheran Church, 203 S. Washington St., Castalia. The Rev. Kathleen Suggitt will officiate and burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Online condolences may be shared with the family at