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STILWELL, Ruth Birch 84, formerly of Troy, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Village in Centerville. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Stilwell. Ruth is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Steve & Sally Stilwell of Granville, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Ellen & Bill Leibold of Dayton; four grandchildren, Kelsey (Lawton) Coe, Heidi (Michael) Vollman, Alex Stilwell and Sarah (Brian) Schmitt; and by two great grandchildren, Carleigh Coe and Emma Schmitt. Ruth was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Centerville; and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1946 and Wittenberg University in 1950. Ruth retired as a public school teacher having taught in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Springfield and Troy, Ohio. She was a 25-year volunteer at Bruckner Nature Center and a member of the Troy Current Events Club. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 South Walnut Street, Troy, with Rev. Dr. Richard Culp officiating. Interment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. The family will be receiving family & friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, 1124 West Main Street, Troy. Contributions may be made in memory of Ruth to Bruckner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Ohio 45373. Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012
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