Ruth E. Holden, age 92, of Cridersville, died at 9:10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 1, 1918 in Beaverdam, Ohio the daughter of O. E. and Sylvia Beemer Bowers who both preceded her in death. She married Gaylord NEil Holden whot preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2007 after more than 60 years of marriage.
Mrs. Holden was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lafayette Chapter and Cridersville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son Dennis L. (Diane) Holden of Lima, Ohio; a daughter Lynn (Richard) Geyer of Springboro, Ohio; three grandchildren Kelli (Frank) Gartner of Chicago, IL , Christopher (Tina) Evans of Ashville, NC, Jason (Patricia) Holden of Houston, TX,; 5 step grandchildren Tonya (Eric) Wust, Michael (Emily) Lauf, Joey (Mike) Schmit, Amy (Chris) Hammond, Bryan Geyer; 11 great grandchildren and one sister Irene Miller of Bluffton, OH;
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers Gerald Bowers, and Wayne Bowers
Funeral services will begin 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville the Rev. Jerry Wiles will officiate. Burial will follow St. Matthew Cemetery, Cridersville.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Rita’s Hospice
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm