Ruth L. Musser, 86

Ruth L. Musser, 86, of Jackson Center, passed away Friday evening, June 20, 2014, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta. She was born in Lakeview, Ohio on Oct. 13, 1927, to the late Paul L. and Minnie A. (Quedeweit) McGee. She married Malcolm E. “Pete” Musser on Dec. 16, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1979. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen Musser, and a sister, Irene Smith.

Ruth had been the company treasurer for Musser, Inc. and was a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church where she previously was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women. She also had been a part-time cook at Jackson Center High School.

 A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ruth enjoyed sewing, doing craft projects, watching birds and spending time with her family. She was a past Worthy Matron of Eureka Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Ruth was also a member of the Shelby County Ladies Shrine Auxiliary, the Jackson Center Senior Citizens, Jackson Center Sororis Club and had volunteered at FISH. In her spare time, she enjoyed golf, bowling and playing bingo.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Ricki (Ed) Maxwell, of Jackson Center, Dana (Michael) Bales, of Wapakoneta, and Karen Allen, of Columbus; step-daughters, Lucille Stephens, of California, and Linda Stephens, of Lima; three grandchildren, Lindsey (James) Frye, of Hilliard, Jonathan Bales, of Wapakoneta and Brandi (fiancé Roger Burke) Ricker, of Columbus; six great-grandchildren, James, Alivea, Addison, Kaeden, Deklan and Joshua; a brother, Don (Viola Bishop) McGee, of Bellefontaine; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church and one hour prior to the memorial service, at 10 a.m., conducted by Pastor Sylvia Hull on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery in Waynesfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, 202 E. Pike St, Jackson Center, OH  45334 or to the Jackson Center Education Foundation, PO Box 819, Jackson Center, OH  45334.

The staff of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at