XENIA Ruth Esther Fugate Conklin, age 87, of Xenia passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Greenewood Manor Xenia, Ohio. Ruth was born August 4, 1925, in Xenia, the daughter of the late Lewis and Elsie (Smith) Drake. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband: Harrison Fugate; and a brother: Robert Drake. Ruth is survived by her husband: Roger Conklin; children: Sandy Leach (Jim), Johnnie Fugate (Kathy), Nancy Gordon (Jeff), Tom Fugate, Lynn Reed (Chuck Staruch), Patty Edwards, and Doug Fugate (Frankie); step-sons: Kevin Conklin (Nancy) and Brian Conklin (Teresa). Ruth is also survived by her sister: Edna Baker (Carl), brothers: Bill Drake (Betty) and Paul Drake (Jane); sister-in-law: Janet Drake; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-granchildren. Ruth was a preschool teacher for 19 years at the Xenia Nazarene Church and a volunteer teacher at the Twin Wells Indian School in Arizona. Ruth was also a Sunday School teacher, member of the mission society and a faithful church member. Ruth was a dedicated loving mother, grandmother, and wife. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday March 7, 2013 at the Xenia Nazarene Church, 1204 West 2nd St. Xenia with Rev. Harold Horton and Rev. Frankie Fugate officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the Xenia Nazarene Church. Interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Online condolences can be made at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Nazarene Missionaries. McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia is handling the arrangements.