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Ruth Margaret Linebaugh


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Ruth Margaret Linebaugh Obituary
Linebaugh, Ruth Margaret
1929 - 2018
Ruth Margaret Linebaugh, of Grove City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, March 3, 2018 at Mount Carmel Emergency. Ruth was born on June 11, 1929, daughter of the late John and Norma (Fischer) Linebaugh. A brother Ralph and several aunts, uncles, and cousins predeceased her. She is survived by a cousin, Greg Selmon (Linebaugh linage) and several Ruoff family cousins, including Patty (Roger) Ball, Jim (Sandy) Ruoff, Bill Ruoff, Tom Ruoff, Sandy (Keith) Hejnal, John (Kay) Ruoff, Delores (Bobby) Coleman, and Norma Pitts. She leaves many church family and friends. Ruth was a proud alumnus of Capital University where she leaves a legacy to others. In later years she explored her passion of Bible studies and took many classes at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. She had a distinguished career of over 42 years at Battelle Memorial Institute. Her work as well as personal travel took her to Europe, Russia, Asia and the Holy Land, providing many memorable experiences. She was a member of Grace of God Lutheran Church, very active in ministries and worship until health issues limited her participation. In retirement she enjoyed membership in Harrisburg Seniors, Clark's Lake Seniors, and the Red Hat Society, and card groups. She enjoyed card playing with family and friends for many years. Ruth was an avid reader and had an extensive book collection. The Columbus Dispatch was a must for daily reading. Ruth collected nativity sets from around the world and took pleasure in sharing details of their origin. She enjoyed her one year at Carriage Court of Grove City, affirming, "This is my home now". Friends may visit from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, March 7 at the Schoedinger-Norris Funeral Home, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Funeral service will be held at 10 AM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Grace of God Lutheran Church, 1000 Demorest Road, Columbus, OH 43204, where family will receive friends from 9 AM until the time of the service. Reverend Mark Diemer will officiate. Interment to follow at Grove City Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Grace of God Lutheran Church in Ruth's memory. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Ruth or watch her life tribute video.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 6, 2018
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