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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Ruth Ann Craft
Ruth Ann Craft, 76, formerly of Saint Marys, died 10:25 A.M. Monday, August 21, 2017, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.
She was born May 19, 1941, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of Gale and Helen (Goodwin) Polen. She married Carl Craft on August 28, 1957, and he preceded her in death on November 7, 2001.
Ruth is survived by her children: Richard (Tina Wycuff) Craft of Saint Marys; Tom (Allison) Craft of New Bremen; Scott (Claudia) Craft of Fort Worth, Texas; Lisa (Mark) Graves of Saint Marys; Sherri (Kevin) Brown of Saint Marys; Renee (Tony) Schmehl of Saint Marys. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, whom she loved to watch play sports, and 31 great-grandchildren. She loved their smiles and hugs. She is also survived by her siblings: Sharon Felver of Van Wert and Greg Polen of Celina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Carl Craft; by her grandson, Garet Schmehl; by her siblings: Gayle Schaff and Pat Polen.
Ruth retired after 35 years of service from the Huffy Manufacturing Company in Celina. She was a graduate of the Dayton Medical Massage Therapy School. Ruth enjoyed bowling, boating, playing cards, baking, and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.
Funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 24, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Pastor Andrew Atkins, officiant. Private family burial rites will be held at a later date.
Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., at which time the services will begin at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Nursing Educational Fund of Sarah Walker. Condolences may be sent to Ruth's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.
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