Ruth Virginia Wartenbee (June 5, 1921 – May 22, 2010)


Ruth Virginia Wartenbee, 88 of Zanesville, passed away Saturday May 22, 2010 at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care-Morrison House.

Ruth was born in Columbus on June 5, 1921 to the late Rex and Margaret Rogers. She retired after 19 years at Essex Wire. She received a twenty year volunteer service award from COAD Foster Grandparent Program.

Ruth is survived by sons Clifford “Chipper” (Cheryl) Wartenbee of Newark and Kenneth (Debbie) Wartenbee Jr. of Utica; daughters Kathleen Soter of Zanesville, Gail (John) Lampadarious of FL, Bonnie (Jeffrey) Sims of Zanesville, Connie (Charles) Newsom of Zanesville, and Peggy (Rex) Untied of Newark; brother Jim Rogers of Houston, TX; sister Francine Kent of St Petersburg Fl; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth Basil Wartenbee Sr., sister Jean Stone, and brother Jack Rogers.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Calling hours will be Tuesday May 25 from 4pm to 8pm at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 West Military Road, Zanesville.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 26, 2010, calling hours one hour preceding funeral service at 1pm at the funeral home with Pastor Herb Perry officiating. Burial will follow in The Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville.

Fellowship will be immediately following grave side services at The Snouffer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Genesis Healthcare Foundation, Pediatrics Unit, and 1135 Maple Ave, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 in Ruth’s honor.

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