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Ruth Gossard

October 3, 1919 - December 29, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Ruth E. Gossard, 96, passed away at 2:15 am December 29, 2015 at Lima Convalescent Home.

Ruth E. was born October 3, 1919 in Waynesfield to Clair R. and Margaret Beryl Swartz Gossard who preceded her in death.

She spent 50 years in the nursing profession first at St. Rita’s Medical Center and then Teledyne Ohio Steel as an Industrial Nurse. She was a graduate of Spencerville High School and St. Rita’s School of Nursing. She was a member of Helsel Bible Church, Nurses Alumni Association, and the Christian Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed sewing and traveling to Europe and California where she practiced nursing in 1947. Ruth had a great love for her family and later her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include: 3 Brothers, Thomas Joan Gossard, Jerry Sylvia Gossard, and Robert Helen Gossard, all of Lima; a Sister, Sue Jerry Black of Palm City, FL; 2 Sister-in-laws, Jeannette and Norma Gossard; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: 2 Brothers, Clair R. Gossard Jr. and Lewis Gossard; a Sister, Joan Burt.

Friends may call from 10:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am Saturday, January 2, 2016 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREAMTION SERVICES SHAWNEE CHAPEL with Dr. Mike Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Branch Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Rescue Mission.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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