Ruth L. Hatfield

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GREENVILLE - Ruth L. Hatfield, 93, of Greenville, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Brethren's Home, Greenville.
She was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Miami County, and was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Goldie (Swank) Mote. She also was preceded in death by her beloved husband, R. Howard Hatfield; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Floyd, Max, Eugene, Wilbur and Bruce Mote; and sisters, Flo Nitchman and Mary Sowry.
Ruth is survived by her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Elois Hatfield of Greenville, Doyle and Nancy Hatfield of Lima, Larry and Darlene Hatfield of John Day, Ore., daughters and sons-in-law Beverly and Dennis Fourman of Greenville, Shirley and Stan Hicks of Eaton; 20 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and sisters Doris Saunders and Inez Welbaum.
She was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Church and was an avid reader.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with Pastor Stan VanAusdal officiating.
Burial to follow at Old Ludlow Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Sarver.
If so desired, contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331, or the Brethren's Home Residence Fund, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, OH 45331.