Ruth S. Handschumacher, age 84, of Caldwell passed away Wednesday Afternoon, November 3rd, 2010 at Summit Acres Nursing and Rehab in Caldwell. She was born February 1st, 1926 in Noble County, OH a daughter of the late Jesse R. and Mildred E. Nau Merry.
Ruth was a member of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fulda, OH. She enjoyed spending time doing craft work and visiting with company.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her Husband Carl B. Handschumacher whom she married January 19th, 1957 and who passed away November 12th, 1986; 2 Brothers James R. and Jesse J. Merry.
She will be missed by her family 4 Sisters Dorothy M. (Omer) Schott of Beach City, OH, Cynthia (Myron) Law of Senecaville, OH, Marilyn Merry of Caldwell and Barbara (Carlos) Tucker of Sarahsville, OH; 3 Brothers Richard F. (Mary Louise) Merry of Beach City, Dale E. (Mary) Merry of Navarre, OH and William A. (Janet) Merry of Thurman, OH; Sister-In-Law Betty Jane Merry of Bidwell, OH. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and loving caregivers.
Friends will be received Friday, November 5th, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 with a Vigil Service held at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fulda, OH with Rev. Father Wayne Morris serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Olive Cemetery in Caldwell