Ruth A. Davis
Ruth A. Davis, age 92, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
Ruth was born February 14, 1930 in Shelby to the late William and Esta (May) Bevier and was raised on a farm in Tiro. She was a 1947 graduate of Tiro High School and spent the majority of her career with Social Security Administration in Mansfield from where she retired. Ruth was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Mansfield.
Ruth was kind and quiet, tough and hard-working, and never complained of pain. She was a rock of a mother. She was very supportive of her husband, Duane, and their three children. She believed in the adage, “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.” She loved eating out – Olive Garden was her favorite restaurant – and when she stopped baking her own pies she could often be seen eating one at Lyn-Way. She loved baking Christmas cookies and candies for family and friends. She also enjoyed reading Amish stories and especially loved gardening; roses were her favorite. We will miss her dearly but look forward to seeing her tending the roses in heaven.
On May 15, 1954 Ruth married her husband of 67 years, Duane J. Davis, and he survives. Also surviving are her 3 children: Dwight Davis (Betty Burns), Scott Davis (Paula Donnelly), and Debra (George) Kurtz; grandchildren: Brian (Autumn) Kurtz, Sarah (Austin) Adkins, and Kevin Kurtz; 2 great granddaughters; and nieces and nephews: Bill (Robin) Bevier, Lorna (Ron) Tamayo, Donna (Steve) Murphrey, and Tom Horner Jr.; as well as other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother and his wife: Donald and Florence Bevier; and her sister and her husband: Dorothy and Tom Horner.
Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, February 26, 2022 for calling hours from 10-11 am and for funeral services at 11 am both at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Pastor Jonathan Stufft will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1262 Ashland Road, Mansfield, OH 44905.
Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Ruth’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
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