Ruth Nell Thompson

September 28, 1925 - October 9, 2019
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Ruth N. Thompson, age 94 of Cridersville, passed at 6:22 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 28, 1925 in Spencerville, Ohio; to the late Carl H. and Clara E. Taylor Lies, Sr. On April 10, 1954 she married Earl Thompson who passed on July 21, 1997.

Ruth retired in 1994 from the business office at St. Rita’s Medical Center and after retirement worked at the Village Pharmacy for 13 years. She was a member of the Cridersville United Methodist Church, the Faith Circle, and the Missions commission. She was active in the Cridersville Lion’s Club for 20 years, a member of the V.F.W. Post 6772 of Spencerville Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Clown Unit. She faithfully read her Bible and daily devotions. On Fridays, she enjoyed her group playing Dominoes. Most important was her family, sharing time with them, and being a grandma.

Surviving is a daughter – Marietta Marsden of Cridersville; a son – Dorance E. (Kathy) Thompson of Cridersville; 7 grandchildren – John (Nancy) Schaub, Jr.; Jennifer Briner; Jeff (Laura) Schaub; Dan (Arletta) Bradford; Jessica (Mark Rahrig) Stevens; Derek (Addi) Thompson; Alex Thompson; 12 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law – Jean (Bob) Gillespie of Lima; and many nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by 2 sons – John Schaub, Sr.; Gail Franklin Schaub; a son-in-law – James Marsden; 2 brothers – Harold ‘Bud’ (Betty) Boedecker; Carl ‘Goldie’ (Cathy) Lies, Jr.; and a sister – Gladys Mae (Carl) Keller.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Cridersville United Methodist Church. Charlotte Hefner will officiate. Burial will follow in Spencerville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to John J. Schaub Scholarship Fund, thru the Spencerville V.F.W. Post 6772; Cridersville United Methodist Church; the Cridersville Lions Club; or St. Rita’s Hospice. The family would like to thank St. Rita’s Hospice for their loving care of their mother over the past few weeks.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Cridersville United Methodist Church


105 Shawnee Road, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Born: September 28, 1925
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Beverly posted on 10/15/19

Sending sympathy to Marietta, Dorance and your family at the loss of this Dear Lady.....I'll remember her as living, kind, and always pleasant. Praying now for solace, comfort and peace for you all during this time of loss....Sincerely, Steve and Beverly Wood


Pat & Tom Bodell posted on 10/14/19

Our sincere condolences to the family of Ruth. She was a dear friend of ours and we share many happy moments together in the past years.


Past International Director, Jerry and Past District Governor, Judy Smith posted on 10/14/19

To Ruth's family: My wife, Judy, and I wish to convey our condolences on the passing of Ruth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ruth was a longtime member of the Cridersville Lions Club and we knew her with our many visits to the club. She was a gracious lady and a very good Lions member. She will be greatly missed by the Lions in Cridersville and the Lions of Ohio.


Pat & Tom Bodell posted on 10/13/19

Our condolences to T he family of our dear long time friend. So many fond memories that we shared with Ruth. Pat & Tom Bodell


Joseph and Marilyn K Garcia posted on 10/12/19

Our sincere condolences to Marietta and Dorance and all family members of Ruth. She truly was a very loving lady that appreciated the love of her family and expressed her faith by the way she lived her life. May she rest in peace.


Casey Lisa Billy ALLISON posted on 10/12/19

Ruth was a very special friend she always held a special in are hearts. Rest in peace Ruth.


Casey Lisa Billy allison posted on 10/12/19

Ruth was a very loving an carding person .we are going to miss Ruth .we loved Ruth.


Jonathon Spyker posted on 10/11/19

I have fond memories of Ruth. She was such a pleasant person with a warm smile. She will be missed here in our community.