DEFIANCE — Ruth P. Ford, 98, died at 2:45 a.m. June 4, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare Center.
She was born Jan. 5, 1915, in Grover Hill to Jacob and Agnes Stahl Edds, who preceded her in death. On July 19, 1930, she married Forrest Ford, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Ford was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Delphos, for several years. She loved fixing Sunday meals, her family, going to Arizona and volunteering at the interfaith Thrift Shop. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a woman of God and an inspiration to many.
Survivors include a son, William (Betty) Ford, of Cloverdale; two sons-in-law, Robert Mason, of Glendale, Ariz., and Ronald Giesige, of Sherwood; a sister, Ethyl (Leonard) Winters; eight grandchildren, Chuck, Tom, Tony, Jacki, Dave, Bill, Keri and Nikki; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris and Jude; three brothers, Floyd, Carl and Paul; two daughters, Colleen and Rhoda; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos. Pastor Carol Retcher will officiate. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at harterandschier.com.
Ruth P. Ford