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BRANCH, Lay "Ruth" age 61, of Miamisburg, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg. She was born March 26, 1953 in Letcher, KY to the late Jesse James and Mary (Sizemore) Dotson. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her son, David James Branch; brothers, Kenny Dotson, Roger Dotson, Fayette Dotson and Wayne Dotson; sisters, Loretta Williams, Mary Teagarten and Lizzie Wilkins and brothers-in-law, Alex Mullins and Samuel Williams. She is survived by her husband, Bill Mahan Jr. of Miamisburg; her loving daughters, Charlene (Heidi DuMonte) Lynch of West Carrollton and Mandy (Jason) Rieger of Germantown; the father of her children, David Branch of West Carrollton; grandchildren, Samantha, Tyler, Karlissa, Landon, Chloe, Kynnedy and Kadence; siblings, Henda Williams, Judy Mullins, Brenda (Miguel) Reyes, Ronald (Norma) Dotson and David (Donna) Williams; sister-in-law, Nadine Williams; her faithful companion, Bella; the extended Branch family; father-in-law, Bill Mahan Sr. and numerous other family and friends. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to pamper herself with trips to the salon and shopping ventures as well as the occasional "Riverboat" visit. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, caring friend and a kind, selfless person with a heart of gold. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg and Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Miamisburg Assembly of God from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. Funeral services will immediately follw at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, April 22, 2014 also at the church and officiated by Pastor John Swint. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Miamisburg. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Ruth's online memorial at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com or by "liking" Gebhart Schmidt Parramore Funeral Home on Facebook.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 20, 2014