E. Ruth Gfeller

SALEM–Ella Ruth (Mathes) Gfeller, 74, of Salem died at 2:36 p.m. on Tuesday at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1945 in Irvin, Tenn., a daughter of the late Benjamin and Altas V. (Higgins) Mathes.

Ruth moved from Tennessee to Alliance, Ohio when she was 11 years old. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1963. She worked at Sherwood Manufacturing in Alliance as a seamstress for over 35 years then she worked for 10 to 12 years at Canterberry Villa in Alliance in the dietary department. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Gfeller, whom she married on June 28, 1975; her son, John D. Gfeller of Leetonia; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her siblings, Betty Hines of Lansing, Mich., and Linda Binius of Alliance.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services with the Rev. Roger Dulaney officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Road, Salem, OH 44460.

Please go, see the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.apgreenisenfh.com.