Ruth E. Staples, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:42 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of Roy and Cecile (Denney) Brewer, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 23, 1950, she married John A. Staples, and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Guyneth (Dean) Coolidge, of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Staples, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Ashlie (Andrew) Casey, of Wapakoneta; three great grandchildren, Lillie, Hannah, and Cole.
She was preceded in death by a son, John W. Staples; four brothers, Glenn, Bernard, Roy, and Wayne Brewer; and a sister, Guyneth Gottschalk.
Ruth worked as a cashier and bookkeeper at Bank One, Wapakoneta. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Wapakoneta. A 1945 graduate of South High School, her hobbies included baking and working in her yard.
Private family graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima, Pastor Kim Pope-Seiberling will be officiating.
There is no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are being conducted by the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.