Ruth J. Harris

Ruth J. Harris, 47 of Zanesville, died, Friday, February 4, 2022, at The Ohio State University Hospital. She was born Wednesday, October 30, 1974, in Zanesville, the daughter of Robert DeCaro and Marge (Real) DeCaro. She married Arthur E. Harris on Tuesday, July 5, 1994, and was a member of Zanesville Bible Methodist Church.


Ruth passed away as a result of injuries sustained during a house fire, while assisting to bring her daughter to safety. She loved all types of crafts, and every Wednesday she helped teach crafts at her church. Ruth was a loving and caring daughter, wife, and mother who loved to spend time with her family. She never met a stranger, and was the most caring person, with a strong belief and faith in Christ. Ruth enjoyed genealogy and family history; she loved to fish, camp and go on day trips just to explore and have fun with Arthur and the kids.


In addition to her father and step-mother: Robert & Helen DeCaro, Ruth is survived by her husband: Arthur Harris, a son:  Matthew Harris; her twin sister: Elizabeth DeCaro; one step-sister: Donna Rupe; one step-brother: Richard & Brandy Rupe; brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael Harris, Kenny Harris, Dru & Melanie Mc Celland, Heather Dawn Harris and Cassandra & Tony Ingram and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter: Victoria “Torie” Rose Harris; her mother: Marge DeCaro; one brother: Harvey Meighen and her best friend: Crystal Dobbins.


Calling hours will be 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, February 11, 2022, at Zanesville Bible Methodist Church, 925 Grove Road, Zanesville. Funeral Services for Ruth and her daughter: Torie will be held 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the church with Pastors Titus Byer and William Blair officiating. Ruth and her daughter will be laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit