Ruth Ida Woodward, age 88, of Fletcher, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 6:14 p.m. in her residence. Born on March 12, 1932 in Miami County, Ruth Ida was a daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Stang) Elsner. She married Clyde F. Woodward on November 26, 1953 and he preceded her in death on March 6, 2016.
She is survived by three sons: Tim (Cynthia) Woodward of Maplewood, OH, Kevin (Janie Moore) Woodward of Oakridge, TN, and Dewayne (Renee) Woodward of Fletcher, OH. She was a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren: Lucas (Angela) Woodward of Jackson Center, OH, Kyle (Courtney) Woodward of Piqua, OH, Tyler (Lilly) Woodward of Troy, OH, Bryan Woodward and Ben Bechtol of Sevierville, TN, Ryan (Brittany) Selvidge and Aly Jordan of Fletcher, OH, and five great grandchildren, Liam, Ranger, Remington, River, and Wally. A sister-in-law, Betty Elsner of Sidney, also survives her. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Donald Elsner.
Ruth Ida graduated from Brown Local High School in 1950. She was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church where she taught the Kindergarten Sunday School class for over 20 years. She worked as a secretary at WPAFB in Fairborn and she volunteered at Miami East Elementary School. She was very active in the Fletcher Grange. Ruth Ida will be remembered for her love of baking, and especially her No-Bake Cookies. She enjoyed reading, coloring, and singing.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut Street, Fletcher, OH 45326 with Reverends Russ Tichenor and Terry Sharp officiating. The family requires that masks be worn. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373, The Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut Street, Fletcher, OH 45326, or to the Fletcher Fire Dept. 6599 S. St. Rt. 589, Fletcher, OH 45326. Envelopes will be available in the church. Suber-Shively Funeral Home, Fletcher, OH is serving the family. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com
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Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373
Fletcher United Methodist Church
205 Walnut Street, Fletcher OH 45326
Fletcher Fire Department
6599 S. St. Rt. 589, Fletcher OH 45326