Ruth just liked to be friends. She and Ruth Miller from Trinity church have been good friends for morethan fifty years and although Carol has been an ex-daughter-in-law for a long time, Ruth never let the
“ex” part mean that they couldn’t still be friends. She has been very close to
’s wife, Linda and I
was told more than once that she was a
mother-in-law. In recent years there were many thingsthat made her life easier. Living next to Ron
’s office helped, but so did her
friends at CardinalManor and her wonderful next door neighbor Marie French
. Ruth’s family wanted me to be sure to say
thank you to all of you for all that you have done and for your friendship.
In the end, we know that Ruth was greatly loved by everyone that knew her… and she loved you all
After all, “Love” was practically her middle name.
She was known for bringing her famouslemon bread to family dinners and potluck suppers and she still made Ron a whipped cream cake for his birthday just as she has for as long as anyone can remember. She cared about her family and her friendsand she showed them. She lived a great life the way that she wanted to live it and although the end wasunexpected, it was also mercifully swift. As Ron said to me yesterday, she had 95 good years and about5 bad days. She will be remembered as loving, caring and unafraid, but also as a woman who never gaveup and never retreated from the setbacks that life handed to her.From our own lives,
most of us have learned that life isn’t always fair and that sometimes bad things
happen to good people. If we can learn anything from Ruth Wootten, we should learn that no matter what, keep fighting, never stop learning, go to church, have faith, and always, always, always keep your family and friends close by.
Ruth Lovena Wootton
Born in Wierton, WV on Nov. 29, 1917Departed on Jun. 27, 2013 and resided in Canton, OH.Visitation: Saturday, July 6, 2013Service: Saturday, July 6, 2013Cemetery: Sunset Hills Burial Park Ruth Lovena Wootton, age 95, of Canton, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in AultmanCompassionate Care Center. She was born in Weirton, WV on November 29, 1917 to the late Williamand Mary Jones. Ruth was a 1935 graduate of Navarre High School and became an Army Air Corps bride in 1944 when she was married to Leonard Donald (Don) Wootton in West Palm Beach, FL. She