Ruth Pearce
Ruth A. Pearce

ZANESVILLE: Ruth A. Pearce, 65 of Zanesville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at The Ohio State University Medical Center following a short illness. She was born Sunday, August 4, 1946 in East McKeesport, PA the daughter of John M. Lang and Mary S. (McElhaney) Lang. She married David S. Pearce on Saturday, January 29, 1966 and was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

Ruth worked with the WIC Program for over 20 years. Family was very important to Ruth. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Ruth is survived by her husband: Dave Pearce; five children: Steven (Robin) Pearce of Newark; Brian (Deidre) Pearce Millersburg, Debbie (Wei) He of Philadelphia, PA, John (Tracy) of Newark and Lisa Pearce of San Diego, CA; seven grandchildren: Adam, Hayleigh, Michael, Christopher, Lisa, Kevin, and Davey; with number eight on the way; seven brothers and sisters: John "Jack" Lang and Patricia Lang both of Pittsburgh, PA, Barbara Renard of Cannonsburg, PA, Jerry (Helen) Lang of Apollo, PA, Kenny (Trish) Lang and Cathy Ferrel both of East McKeesport, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, May 4th, 2012 at The Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue and from 10:00 AM till 12 Noon on Saturday, where Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit

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Published by Times Recorder on May 3, 2012.
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To Dave and family,
Please accept our condolences in the loss of your wife and mother .
David McGee
May 4, 2012
I have eight children the oldest being 24 youngest 4 months I have seen Ruth face and spoke with her many times. I will miss her smiling face at the WIC office Muskingum County has truely lost one of their finest!! May she rest in peace and may the family find comfort knowing their loved one touched so many lives. Helen Brooks (Zanesville Ohio)
May 4, 2012
Am so sorry about your loss of a loved one so precious in your lives.Love,prayers,and hugs to you all!
Tom and Helen Smith
May 4, 2012
To cousin Dave and children. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your terrible loss. I remember Ruthie from High School, as a beautiful, sweet girl who was always very religious and family oriented.
Pat Hilty
May 3, 2012
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