Wava “Ruth” Wright, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday January 7th, 2015. She was born on November 8, 1919 in Grantsville, WV, the daughter of Auzie and Lennie (Kimble) Wright. Ruth grew up with a family of four siblings; Jean, Martha, June, and Herb. Following her mother’s unexpected death and father’s remarriage, two younger brothers, John and Jim were added.
Ruth was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Grantsville, WV. She soon met and married Avis Wright on June 16th, 1939. Ruth became a mother and lovingly raised one son, Stephen. Making their home in Mogadore, OH, Ruth was a dedicated wife and homemaker. She loved the Lord and found joy in serving her church, many years teaching Sunday school and volunteering wherever needed. Some of her other interests and talents were baking, gardening and canning, sewing, quilting and studying the Bible. Life was busy and when her husband retired they returned together to Grantsville, WV. Ruth enjoyed these senior years, spending time with her husband, friends and family. Many hours of activity revolved around the local Senior Center in Grantsville and her home church, Enon Baptist, where she served faithfully. She and Avis touched many lives with their example of a committed sixty-two year marriage until Avis’ death in 2001. Ruth later returned to Ohio where she made her home with son, Stephen Wright of Fremont. Wonderful memories remain because of precious time spent with her during those years. She was a member at Harvest Baptist Temple in Clyde, OH where she enjoyed worshiping and singing the old hymns; her favorite was “I’ll Fly Away”. She was a resident of Bethesda Care Center in Fremont at the time of her death.
Ruth is survived by her son, Stephen (Marian) Wright, Fremont, OH; sisters, Jean Shock,
Mt. Zion, WV, June Miller, Akron, OH; brother, Herb (Jeannie) Wright, East Tawas, MI; grandsons, Adam (Kayla) Wright, Toledo, OH, Matthew Wright, Columbus, OH; granddaughter, Kimberly Wright, Fremont, OH; great grandsons, Ian McKinstry, Takoda Wright, Griffin Louk; great grand daughters, Lillian, Naomi and Ivy Wright.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Avis Wright; sister, Martha Westfall; brothers, John and Jim.
A Memorial Service will be held for Ruth at Harvest Baptist Temple Church, 1022 South Main Street, Clyde, OH on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 11:45 am with Pastor James Lewis officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Harvest Baptist Temple Church
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Daryle & Jill Damschroder
Steve and Family,
Jill and I were very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Please accept our condolences of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.