Ruth E. McPheron

May 30, 1931 - July 31, 2020
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Ruth Elinore (Rohrer) McPheron age 89, of Wapak passed away 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Wapakoneta Manor. She was born May 30, 1931 in Lima, Ohio to the late William Roy and Verna Emaline (Parsons) Rohrer in Lima, Ohio. She married Donald Eugene McPheron Dec. 27, 1950 and he preceded her in death.
Ruth was a member of Wapakoneta Baptist Church for 49 years, serving in many capacities including church secretary for many years. She was a member of V. F. W. Post 1275 Auxiliary and retired from ARA Food Services (Ford Cafeteria).
Survivors include children: Jeanne (Douglas) Hyde of Lima, Connie (Kenneth) Jackson of Wapakoneta, Jane (Nicholas) Hardin of Waynesfield, Rodney McPheron of Wapakoneta and Donald ‘Andy’ McPheron of BelleCenter, 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; a sister Helen Brown, half sister Patricia (Steven) Burris, a half brother David Rohrer as well as brother and sister-in-law Paul ‘Pete’ and Donna McPheron .
She was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren Ned Hardin and Ronald Hyde, a great grandchild Kelsey Webb, a half-brother John Rohrer.
The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1 at Wapakoneta Baptist Church until the service at 2. Pastor Ryan Claybaugh will officiate and burial of cremated remains will be in Salem Cemetery, Westminster at a later date. Casual attire is requested.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wapakoneta Baptist Church.

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Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm


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Born: May 30, 1931
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Connie Pierce posted on 7/31/20

Dear Connie and family I am so sorry about your mom I so enjoyed being with her and working with her she was such a special lady my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you


Jane posted on 7/31/20

I started at Ford in 1974 in keypunch department on the midnight shift. We always went to the cafeteria for our “lunch,” and Ruthie served us, and then sat down and ate with us. She was so friendly and so kind....she made a newly-hired employee like me feel welcome. And she made the best chocolate chip cookies! I will never forget Ruthie and Esther from the cafeteria. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. May God bless her family.....she loved you all so much!


Sherrick/ Courtney /Bohinski posted on 7/31/20

Jane and Kelly and the entire family. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Condolences to all of you


Putnam CountyHospice posted on 7/31/20

The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Ruth and all of her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


MICHAEL MORRISON posted on 7/31/20

My condolences on your loss. Prayers to you and your family.


Rosie Oakley posted on 7/31/20

Connie, so very sorry for your loss. I loved your Mom.


Karen Neuendorff-Neil posted on 7/30/20

Jeanne, Connie, Jane, Rod, and Andy, I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you to comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you.


Sheri Mabry posted on 7/30/20

So very sorry to the family and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.