Ruth E. Thomas, age 95 of Lima, died 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 5, 1915 in Shawnee Township, Allen County, Ohio. She is the daughter of Joseph Franklin and Elizabeth DeLong Loyer. Both parents are deceased. On July 5, 1936 she married Merle S. Thomas who died April 26, 1992.
Mrs. Thomas had worked as a teller with the Huntington Bank and at the Harris IGA. She was a member of the New Creations Evangelical Luther Church.
Survivors include a son – Michael D. (Cathy) Thomas of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter – Michele Wilsey; a great grandson – Clay Wilsey; a sister – Martha Beery of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a grand son-in-law – Glen Wilsey; 2 brothers – Paul Loyer and Russell Loyer; 3 sisters – Kathryn Reichelderfer, Goldie Loyer, and Mildred Stewart.
Private graveside services will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.