The sweet, kind, and incredibly selfless Ruth M. Aukerman passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster surrounded by loved ones. She was born June 6, 1940 in Wooster, the daughter of Robert and Thelma Smith Leighty. She married Gerald Mike M. Aukerman on September 16, 1961. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2015.
Ruth touched the lives of all her coworkers at Regal Ware, The Wooster Rotary Kitchen, Town and Country Restaurant, and Buhler s Milltown. To say Ruth enjoyed being with her friends and family would be an understatement. They were the most important thing in the world to her.
Ruth blessed her family and friends with many valuable lessons during her 76 years; A beer always tastes better with a pinch of salt, a pillow fight can solve anyone s blues, you re never too old for a slumber party, and if you re smart you can buy anything with a quarter; to name a few.
She is survived by her children George Mike (Ann) Aukerman of Tennesse and Cynthia (Roger) Jackson of Wooster, her grandchildren Erin (Devin) Kornhaus, Eric (Danielle) Aukerman, Jamie (Zac) Poore, Brianna (Josh) Hinkle, Patricia Jackson, Laura (Anthony) Brooks, and Jonathan Jackson, many great-grandchildren, her siblings, Peggy Aukerman, Beth Ann Blair, and William Leighty all of Wooster and Bonnie Boreman of Jeromesville.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Ruby Nickles and Pauline Leighty.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5 to 8pm at the McIntire, Bradham, and Sleek Funeral Home located at 216 E. Larwill St. in Wooster, Ohio.
There will be no services.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home