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Ruth Elaine Woodward (Calhoun) McDonald


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Ruth Elaine Woodward (Calhoun) McDonald Obituary
McDonald Ruth Elaine (Calhoun) Woodward McDonald, age 92, a resident of Wesley Glen Retirement Center, Columbus, Ohio since 2007, Went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Preceded in death by her first husband Arthur Woodward, brother John Calhoun Jr., two sisters Jean Barnish and Betty Dusha and her parents John W. and Gladys (Levick) Calhoun. Born on December 24, 1924 in Allison, PA, she graduated from Brownsville High School (PA). She is survived by her husband of 8 years, Bernard McDonald; sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon Woodward, Green Cove Springs, FL and Arthur Dale Woodward and his partner, Vicki Vojik of Perry Hall, MD; sisters, Shirley Vickers and Beverly Pollock, both of Columbus; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Also survived by Bernard's children, David McDonald, Carol (Craig) Blaine, Mark (Andrea) McDonald, Linda (David) Horn, and Jeffrey (Kristen) McDonald; and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She began as an account clerk with Standard Oil Co. and continued working with Gulf Oil Co.to support her family as her husband graduated from college. She was a longtime member of Order of Eastern Star, Boone County, WV and played bridge with friends all throughout her life. Ruth loved traveling the country in their RV, visiting every state at least once except for Hawaii. She loved camping, golf and crocheting, making a blanket for each grandchild and great grandchild in her family. In Columbus, she was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist and played bridge with her many friends at Wesley Glen Retirement Center. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Auditorium at Wesley Glen Retirement Center, 5155 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214, where family will receive friends immediately following the service. Rev. Dr. Donald Wallick officiating. Private interment in Joppa, Maryland. Contributions in Ruth Woodward McDonald's memory may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Memorial Fund, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229 or to Hospice Care Services at Methodist ElderCare, 5155 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Ruth Woodward McDonald. ARRANGEMENTS BY SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 1, 2017
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