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1926 John 2020

John Henry "Jack" Ruth

July 27, 1926 — August 22, 2020

SHADE - John “Jack” Henry Ruth, 94, passed from this world on August 22, 2020 in Reynoldsburg.

Born July 27, 1926 in Shade, he was the fourth child of seven children born to Robert Lloyd and Eunice Fern McCollins Ruth. He grew up in Shade and attended Shade School. He was a lifelong area dairy farmer and was employed by Central Ohio Breeders Association (COBA) for 33 years in Athens County. 

He was past president of Athens County Landmark Farm Bureau, a former Lodi Township Trustee, lifelong member of The Lodi Grange, and a member of the Elks Club, the Shade Community Center, Shade Senior Citizens and past Shade School Board member. In addition to farming, he loved playing cards, especially Euchre, square dancing, bluegrass music, Lodi Township and spending time with his family. Lodi against the world!  

He is survived by two sons, John H., Jr. (Amy) Ruth of Reynoldsburg, Boyd A (Judy) Ruth of Athens; six grandchildren, Tammy (Matt) Hawk, Trevor Ruth, Jacquelyn (Adam) Bale, Chandler (Nick Armacost) Ruth, Eddie (Candy) McWilliams; four great grandchildren, Cameron and Cody Hawk, Mason Bale, Sumer McWilliams, a sister, Sue Ruth Williams and a brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and great friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Caryl Ruth; a grandson, Travis Ruth; three sisters, Margaret Turula, Doris Iverson, Roberta Futrell; and three brothers, Russell, Wayne and Roger Ruth.

Services will be Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home with Rev. Denver Dodrill officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 7 PM. You may send a message of sympathy to the family or view a video tribute at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hughes Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hughes Moquin Funeral Home

168 Morris Avenue, Athens, OH 45701

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