Friday, February 25th, 2011
Ruth C. Gerlach, 87, Fort Recovery, died at 10:50 a.m. Feb. 24, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Cranberry to Bernard and Julia Fiely Meiring. On Sept. 1, 1945, she married, Wilbert Gerlach, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Don) Hart, Beavercreek, and Julie (Steve) Bruns, Conover; four sons, Ken (Dianne) Gerlach, Naperville, Ill., Jim (Anne) Gerlach, Westminster, Colo., Gary Gerlach, Columbus, and Tom (Diane) Gerlach, Derby, Kan.; two sisters, Verena (Tom) Humenny, Sacremento, Calif., and Esther Hoffpauir, Carthagena; two brothers, Joe Meiring, Carthagena, and Daniel (Pat) Meiring, Centerville; a brother-in-law, Bernard Wahrer, Kettering; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a grandson; a sister, Lillian Wahrer; three brothers, Rev. Arnold Meiring, William Meiring and Rev. Bernard Meiring.
She was a graduate of Fort Recovery High School. She was a member of the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery in Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.
Condolences may be left at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.