Ruth Merry Tisher

Birth Date: 
Sunday, December 25, 1949
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ruth Merry Tisher, 68, of Wooster, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Wooster Community Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born December 25, 1949 in Orrville to Homer E. and Esther M. (Liber) Eshleman.

Ruth graduated from Orrville High School and Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in education.  She taught at Smithville, Orrville, Westerville and Bettsville schools and also worked at Wayne County Head Start.  She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ where she sang in the choir and was active in the Peace & Justice Committee.  Ruth also enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International and the Sisters of ’68.

Ruth is survived by her children Greg (Lizzie) Tisher of Chicago and Lori (Jennene) Pritt of Akron.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster with Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating.  Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. 

Friends will be received on Sunday, November 4 from 3:00-5:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

Contributions may be directed to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster, Ohio 44691


Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the funeral home


Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster


So sorry to hear of Ruth’s death. I enjoyed my visits with her in Wadsworth. She has been through so much pain and health problems. She was always so upbeat and had a smile
And great example for all of us. We know now she’s out of pain.
Thinking of those she’s left, Lori,she really appreciated all you’ve done for her,she always mentioned that!

So so sorry for your loss.Thinking & praying for the family. Sincerely, Pat Merckle

Lori, so sorry to hear this news, but glad you could bring mother to the reunion.

There are no words to be said I’m so sorry

This is heart breaking. Glad we had time together with Ruthie at our high school reunion in September.

greg and lori our thoughts and prayers ruthie fought so hard and has earned God!s peace aand rest

Mrs. Ruth was my Sons Head start teacher 35 yrs. ago .She was such a wonderful person we loved her so much .I always loved Head start because of Mrs. Ruth I'm now a Employee at Wayne / Medina Head start. Rest In peace Mrs. Ruth you was so loved . Our Thoughts and Prayers are with this family .

Fly high Ruth! You will always hold a special place in my heart!

What a fine woman; what a positive person and what a fine Democrat, which no one has mentioned. Always willing to make calls and put signs in her yard when needing to be confined. I am so sorry for your loss, and for ours. I am glad she is at peace. I will miss her. My sympathy to all the family.

Dear Greg, Lizzie, and Tisher Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Lori and Greg, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing.She brought much joy into this world. My most fond memories of my childhood include her. Aunt Ester, uncle Homer and Ruthie spent most holidays together with my family. Many wonderful times. Ruth taught me all the fun things about farm life. For a city kid, that was best! You have my deepest condolences.

We offer our sincere condolences to the family. I visited often with my cousin Ruth growing up. Wonderful memories jumping on hay stacks together in the family barn in Orrville. Walking thru pastures. Ruthie as we called her always had a smile. A beautiful soul.

My thoughts are with you Greg and Lori as you lay your mother to rest. She touched my life in a special way during the time of working with Angels. May God's arm of love surround you as you travel this journey of grief.

Lori, Greg and all the Family,
Our thoughts are with you. Ruth was such a wonderful model of love, kindness, patience, and perseverance.
Elsa and Dennis Boen

Ruth was my student teaching mentor at Smithville Elementary School. I will always remember her kindness and professionalism; what a wonderful role model she was for a new teacher. My condolences to the family.

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