Ruth Ann Gray

SALEM — Ruth Ann Gray, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. She was born April 8, 1938 in Wellsburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna (Donahue) Woods.

For over 35 years Ruth worked at Salem Community Hospital in Dietary, where she made life- long friends and many happy memories. Some of her joys were shopping, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Ruth (John) Crider of Alliance, Edna (Steve) Crist of Homeworth, Janet (Mike) Sessor of Canton and Pam (Mark) Trybend of Salem; her only son, Herman (Debbie) Gray of Salem ; three sisters, Martha (Merle) Hall, Hazel (Dave) Wilson and Gerry (John) Long, all of West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two blessings on the way. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, all of these she loved and touched deeply.

Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Bywaters and Dolly Huggins; and her grandson, Herman Richard Gray III.

Friends and family will be received at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St., Damascus, OH 44619, with a Celebration of Ruth’s Life immediately following with Pastor Steve Lowe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

To view Ruth’s obituary or to send condolences visit www.starkmemorial.com.


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