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Tuesday, June 04, 2013 11:56 PM

Jan. 5 1915-June 4, 2013


Ruth P. Ford, 98, of Defiance died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Brookview Healthcare Center.

She was born Jan. 5, 1915, in Grover Hill to Jacob and Agnes (Stahl) Edds, who preceded her in death.

On July 19, 1930, she married Forrest Ford, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, William (Betty) Ford of Cloverdale; two sons-in-law, Robert Mason of Glendale, Ariz., and Ronald Giesige of Sherwood; a sister, Ethyl (Leonard) Winters; eight grandchildren, Chuck, Tom, Tony, Jacki, Dave, Bill, Keri and Nikki; many great-grandchildren and several great-great -grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Doris and Jude; her brothers, Floyd, Carl and Paul; her daughters, Colleen and Rhoda; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ford loved her family, fixing Sunday meals, going to Arizona and volunteering at the Interfaith Thrift Shop. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a woman of God and an inspiration to many.

She was also a member of First Assembly of God Church in Delphos for many years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Carol Retcher officiating.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Monroe Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

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