Mary Ruth (Ruthie) Hines

Birth Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 1926
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Mary Ruth Hines (Ruthie), 94, died peacefully after a short illness, on December 31, 2020, at West View Healthy Living.

Ruthie was born December 2, 1926 in Wooster to Earl and Mary (Kreiling) Hines.  She was a graduate of Wooster High School.  Ruthie was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster.

Predeceased include her parents, Earl and Mary Hines, along with sisters and brother, Frieda Hines, Pauline Hines, Clayton (Anita) Hines, Marguerite (Robert) Berry, Portia (Howard) Armstrong, Doris (James) Houser.

Surviving are her many nieces and nephews, along with grand, and great grand nieces and nephews, that she loved all so dearly.  Her direct nieces and nephews include, Sam Hines of Siler City, NC; Steve (Dianne) Hines of Wooster, OH; Bill (Michelle) Hines of Akron, OH; Tom (Char) Houser of Westlake, OH; Phil (Pat) Houser of Punta Gorda, FL; Don (Sue) Houser of Massillon, OH; Roseanne Thornburg of Swarthmore, PA.

Ruthie started to work for Wayne County National Bank after High School and worked there for over 45 years until her retirement and had many dear friends and co-workers.

Ruthie was an active volunteer, being a life member of the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary where she greeted many as they came to visit family and friends in the hospital, a life member of West View Auxiliary, a volunteer for the American Red Cross numerous times every year during blood drives, and helping with many church dinners and activities.

Ruthie, in her 10 years at West View Healthy Living, became a Bingo champion and Corn Hole champion.  She absolutely loved the connection with people, nurses, and other residents.  We cannot express our love and appreciation more for the nursing staff and care givers at West View Healthy Living, as they became her second family.

Friends may call Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 10-11:00 am at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St, Wooster, OH 44691 , with everyone following social distancing requirements and wearing masks.

Private family services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 11:00 am, at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, with the Pastor Kirk Fairhurst of West View officiating.  As per Ruthie’s wishes, a memorial service will be held in her memory at West View Healthy Living once restrictions are lifted for group gatherings. Private family burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to West View Healthy Living Chaplaincy Fund, or West View Healthy Living Auxiliary, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.  As well we thank Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

Praise the Lord for Ruthie’s life and her love for all.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to West View Healthy Living Chaplaincy Fund, or West View Healthy Living Auxiliary, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.  As well we thank Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 10-11:00 am at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St, Wooster, OH 44691 , with everyone following social distancing requirements and wearing masks.

 

Service: 

Private family services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 11:00 am, at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, with the Pastor Kirk Fairhurst of West View officiating.  As per Ruthie’s wishes, a memorial service will be held in her memory at West View Healthy Living once restrictions are lifted for group gatherings. Private family burial will be at Wooster Cemetery.

Condolences

Ruthie was the first "boss" I had fresh out of high school at Wayne County National Bank, she was the sweetest perso and rarely had a bad word for any one. She was a sweetheart.

I am so sorry for your loss. Ruthie was always so nice to me and my mom and dad thought a lot of her. They said she was kind and funny.

She was always so pleasant and helpful.

So sorry for Ruthie's passing. I worked with her for years at WCNB.Then caught up with her again at West View. She was still the same sweet lady. liked to think she remembered me.

My condolences to Ruthie's family & friends. I worked at Wayne County National Bank from 1972 - 1977. Ruthie was such a wonderful person. She was always kind, hard working, a great trainer of all the Proof Operators, and she had a wonderful sense of humor. I have thought of her often over the years, along with the rest of my WCNB family. I am glad she was able to lead a long life and touched so many people in such a positive way. She made a difference in the world and will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy, Bob Brown.

Ruthie, along with Portia and Howard, lived next to my Aunt Jackie for all of my growing up in Wooster. She was so sweet, always welcoming and kind. I'm so glad that her very full life followed her to Westview...and she found joy in the years that she lived there. My sympathy to her family. God rest her soul.

Visiting Ruthie was such a joy. Her joy was the number one quality I will remember in her. I am going to miss her. -Pastor Emily Howard, Assistant Pastor, Trinity UCC

Steve, Dianne and Kim,
We have many fond memories of Ruthie. You have our sympathy.
Bob and Elaine

My condolences to Ruth’s family. I first met Ruth many years ago at Trinity United Church of Christ where she was always in attendance. As an employee of the Wooster Hospital I would see Ruth there volunteering welcoming people or helping in the gift shop or wherever needed with her sister Portia. She was a lovely lady and beloved by all who knew her. She will be missed by those who knew her. May she Rest In Peace.

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