Ruth Dressman

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SIDNEY — Ruth Mary (Raterman) Dressman, 101, passed away at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home in Sidney, Ohio, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at 5:52 a.m.

She was born July 17, 1913 in Fort Loramie, Ohio, the daughter of George and Jane (Barga) Raterman and they preceded her in death.

She was raised in Fort Loramie and graduated from Minster High School. She was married to Richard Dressman on June 20, 1936, and he passed away on Dec. 5, 1966.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Watercutter and husband, Bud, of McCartyville, Ohio, and Sylvia Warfield and husband, Fred, of Sidney, Ohio; two daughters-in-law, Doris Dressman, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Georgina Dressman, of Sidney, Ohio; a sister, Jeanette Giere and her husband, Edmond, of Maria Stein, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Two sons, Dick Dressman and Joe Dressman, a daughter, Martha Watkins and son-in-law, Gene Watkins and daughter, Ruth Ann Longbrake and a son-in-law, Roy Longbrake, four sisters, Marie Meinerding, Mary Wyen, Dorothy Berning and Edna Raterman and three brothers, Ralph, Alvin and George Raterman and one grandson are deceased.

She enjoyed cooking and sewing for her family. She crocheted afghans for her children and grandchildren. She had worked at Murphy's downtown at one time and also was a cook at the Parish House at Holy Angels. She was a member of the Shelby County Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where she had been a member of the Rosary Altar Sodality.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, with the Rev. John Tonkin officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.

Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Dressman family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website,

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2015