Saturday, April 26th, 2008
Ruth R. Matchett, 86, 842 Chestnut Circle, Greenville, formerly of Fort Recovery, died April 23, 2008 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Rossburg to Anderson and Myrtle Pearson Matchett.
Survivors are an adopted son Hudson of South Africa and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a two brothers, two sisters, a half-brother and a half sister.
She was a missionary nurse in Africa for 41 years, where she delivered over 5,000 infants. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Fort Recovery. She was a 1940 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and attended Olivet College, Kankakee, Ill. and received her nurses training at Samaritan School of Nursing, Nampa, Idaho.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Revs. Dennis Kelly and Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial is at Springhill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Arrangements are being conducted by Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.