Ruth J. Walton, 90, of Orrville, formerly of Shreve entered into eternal rest with her Heavenly Father on Thursday April 28, 2023.
She was born on May 24, 1932 to Louis and E. Pauline Eberthart Quillen in Dover New Philadelphia.
Ruth graduated from Wooster High School in 1950. On December 3, 1950, she married Richard S. Walton. They had four children: Thomas E. (Michelle) Walton of Mississippi, William J. (Deb) Walton of Wooster, Paula Walton of Orrville and John M. (Sherry) Walton of Wooster; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth helped operate “Dicks Sweet Shop” in Shreve for numerous years with her husband. She also worked at Freedlander’s, was activities director at Horn’s Nursing Home and was a secretary at Triway Jr. High School. Ruth had volunteered for numerous organizations and church activities including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and had 20 consecutive years as a proud Soapbox Derby mom, and a member of the Historical Society.
She was a member of Grace Baptist of Orrville and formerly of Westwood Baptist Church. She was also a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #67 and #68 and the VFW of Shreve.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson Derek Tyler Walton; siblings Donald Quillen, Clifford Quillen and Carol Simons.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Lindsay for helping Ruth’s daughter, Paula give great care throughout the years.
Contributions may be directed to American SIDS Institute, 528 Raven Way, Naples, FL 34110 or to American Diabetes Association, Eastern Ohio, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023 or to Wayne Holmes Soapbox Derby, 9719 Ashland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com