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Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:00 PM

March 12, 1918-Jan. 6, 2014


Ruth M. Brickner, 95, of Delphos, died at 6:28 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 12, 1918, in Delphos to Thomas E. and Rickie (Huysman) Alspaugh, who preceded her in death.

In 1947, she married Arnold G. Brickner, who preceded her in death in 1980.

Survivors include a niece, Marie (Bill) Blymyer of Elida; four nephews, Kenneth (Edith) Miller and Thomas (Jane) Miller of Elida, Ron Alspaugh of Wotcollville, Ind., and Denny Alspaugh of Dunedin, Fla.; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Lydia Alspaugh and Oletha Marie Miller; and brothers, Milford and Howard Alspaugh.

Mrs. Brickner retired from Westinghouse after 39 years of service. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Delphos and a Jefferson High School graduate, member of the Women’s Birthday Club, Westinghouse Retirees Club and a volunteer at the Delphos Thrift Shop, where she enjoyed refurbishing the donated baby dolls.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to First United Presbyterian Church or the Delphos Interfaith Thrift Shop.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 9:02 PM

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