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Sister Dominican of Peace Ruth (Sr. Margaret Marie) Schirtzinger Sr.

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Schirtzinger, OP Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Ruth Schirtzinger (Sr. Margaret Marie) died peacefully at home on June 6, 2017 in Columbus, OH. Ruth was born on April 16, 1944 in Columbus Ohio and in 1963 entered the Congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She earned degrees from Ohio Dominican College, Mary Grove College and Ohio Wesleyan University. She taught in schools in Columbus, Newark and Somerset, Ohio, before getting a nursing degree. She then worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital where she worked at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents David and Alice (Maloney) Schirtzinger and her brother Philip Schirtzinger. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Robert (Kay) Schirtzinger, Rosemary (John) Conroy, Patricia (Bruce) Marshall, Margaret (Jim) Griesen, Marie (Ed) Taris and Edward (Diane) Schirtzinger; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; many cousins, aunts and uncle. Family may call for a service of Welcoming the Body at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at The Dominican Motherhouse, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus Ohio, followed at 4:45 p.m. by Vespers, Prayers and a Sharing of Memories of Ruth's life. Friends are welcome for the wake from 6-8 p.m. at the Motherhouse chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 13 at 9 a.m. at the Motherhouse, followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME. Memorial gifts in Sr. Ruth's memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport, Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 or submitted securely at oppeace.org.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 10, 2017
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