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Ruth M. Westrick, 97, Rudolph, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born March 24, 1920, in Henry County, Ohio, to the late Julius and Pauline (Wells) Hoffman. She married Francis Westrick on April 20, 1940, and he preceded her in death July 18, 1998.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Donald Westrick, Rudolph, Ohio, James (Jeanie) Westrick, Elk Grove, California, and Thomas (Lisa) Westrick, Hereford, Arizona; her daughters, Janet (Gary) Yarger, Rudolph, Barbara Ann (Charles) Wolfe, Kokomo, Karen (Chris) Yann, Richmond, Virginia, and Susan Westrick, Valparaiso; her brothers, Paul Hoffman and Melvin Hoffman, both of Holgate, Ohio; her sisters, Erma Biler, Holgate, Ohio, and Nelda Garrison, Kokomo; her sister-in-law, Caroline Hoffman, Holgate; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Cathy Westrick; as well as her brother, Eugene Hoffman.
Ruth was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore. She had been a 4-H adviser for 20-plus years and was an avid quilter.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore. The Rev. Father Art Niewiadomski will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery, Rudolph, Ohio. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.
Published on May 1, 2017
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