Ruth Stentz, age 91 of Elida, died at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Cridersville Health Care Center. She was born July 4, 1920 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Edward and Laura Hunter Eggleston. She married Manuel Martin who preceded her in death. On July 3, 1957 she married Rolland E. Stentz who died August 12, 2006.
Mrs. Stentz was a homemaker. She had previously worked at Westinghouse, Superior Coach, and Lima Electric Products. She attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of Lima.
She is survived by 1 son – Leonard L. Martin of Lima; a daughter – Ruthellen Rhine of Cridersville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and 3 nephews.
She was preceded by a son – Dale Edward Martin; a daughter – Joan Martin; 3 brothers – Jess Eggleston, Paul Eggleston, and Glenn Eggleston; 2 sisters – Anna Ingles and Beulah Edwards.
Funeral services will begin 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Pastor Ed Jarrell will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm