SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Services celebrating the life of Ruth Gatrell will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Salem.
Ruth died Tuesday, April 16 in Salem Regional Hospital.
She was born May 11, 1930 in Youngstown the daughter of Harold and Frances (Hawkins) Wilson and had formerly lived in Berlin Center before moving to Salem.
Ruth is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and had formerly been a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Berlin Center where she taught Bible School and helped with the food give away for ten years.
She graduated from Berlin Center High School and had been Alumni President for ten years.
She was president of the Goshen Harmony Club for 12 years, member of the American Legion Post 737 Ladies Auxillary, kindergarten helper at Lake Milton School, bowled in the Mt. Moriah Bowling league for five years, member of the card club and was an avid Bingo player. Ruth always had her bags packed and ready to travel whenever anyone asked.
She had formerly worked for JCPenney and Sears as a sales lady.
Ruth will be sadly missed by her children, Raymond (Terry) Gatrell, Debra (Bill) Kale and Dennis Gatrell all of Salem; her five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one stepgranddaughter, one stepgreat-grandaughter and sister, Lucille Boston of Salem.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Raymond Gatrell, whom she married June 18, 1949 and who died August 25, 2000; brother, Harold Wilson and parents.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Lane Family Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel and one hour prior to services Tuesday, April 23 at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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