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Ruth Marie "Aunt Peach" Davies

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Ruth Marie "Aunt Peach" Davies Obituary
Davies Ruth Marie "Aunt Peach" Davies, age 74, of Marengo and formerly of Columbus, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 1, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Louis F. and Agatha (Fearing) Huntzinger. Ruth was a graduate of Holy Family School in Columbus and worked as an educational aid for 23 years for Norton Middle School in the Southwest City Schools District. In 1962, she married Duane Davies at Holy Family Church. They recently celebrated 54 years together as husband and wife. Together, they took great pride in running both the Prairie Boys Athletic Association and the Highland Community Park for many years. They loved the children that played at these facilities. In fact, there are children, now grown, who still remember the work put in by Ruth and Duane that allowed them to play ball. Ruth was also a volunteer for St. Jude Hospital. She will be missed by her husband, Duane; their children and spouses, Steve and Cathy of Grove City, Mike and Julie of Powell, and Darlene and Eric Thacker of Marengo; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Sean, Tarren, Heather, Daryian, Trent, Jaxson, Jordan, and Jayden; great grandson, Stephen; and her niece, Debbie. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Rich, Tom, and Patty. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call on the family on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Memorial contributions may be made to Martha Moore House, 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221, , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Morrow County Hospital, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mrs. Davies Family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 14, 2017
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