Ruth Y. Switzer

Birth Date: 
Monday, June 15, 1931
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Ruth Y. Switzer, 88, of Wooster died on Sunday, October 06, 2019 at her home following a period of declining health surrounded by her family.

She was born June 15, 1931 in Akron to William W. and Dorothy H. Ryneer Franks.  In March 8, 1952, she married Raymond L. “Bud” Switzer.  He preceded her in death in 1998.

Ruth was a homemaker and had retired in 1996 from the Buehler’s Milltown Meat Department.  She was a member of the Highland Church of God.  She was also a charter member of the Chatterettes Homemakers Club.  Ruth was a talented seamstress making wedding and attendant gowns and the cheerleading uniforms at Northwestern.  She enjoyed baking cookies, gardening, entertaining, watching the Indians and Cavs and being a 4-H advisor.

She is survived by her children Jill McClure of Kidron and Kenneth (Tina) Switzer of Wooster; grandchildren Mark (Augie) McClure, Julie (Terry) Pierce, Sr., Katie (Kevin) Kent, Becky McClure, Brandon (Amanda) Switzer, Josh Switzer, Lexie Switzer and Alyssa (Marc) Hill; great-grandchildren Kaylee Conaway, Quincy Pratt, Zoe Pierce, P.J. Pierce, Danina McClure and Jason McClure; and siblings Larry Franks of Ashland, Earl Franks of Wooster, Janet Reed of Danville, VA and Evelyn Boreman of Wooster.

Along with her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and siblings William and Harry Edward Franks, Dorothy Barnes, Thelma Bertsch and June Barkman.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Mark McCord officiating.  Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to Highland Church of God, 669 W. Highland Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

The family would like to thank the hospice team for their kind, professional and compassionate care.  Special thanks also to Augie McClure and Janet Reed for their love and tender care of “Grams and Sis”.


Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to Highland Church of God, 669 W. Highland Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691


Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home


Dear Jill and rest of family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed your Mom and we had lots of good times together with the
Chatterettes group. Take care Love Barb

Your mother always had a smile and kind words of encouragement she is missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family now and the days to come. Her memories will bring smiles and fondness to all who where blessed in knowing her.

We were so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She will always be remembered as a sweet, kind woman. As a kid, my parents and Ray and Ruth would play cards on a Saturday night. Ken, my brothers, Mike and Tom, and I would stay up late playing games or running around outside. Ruth always had a smile, a hug and all the warmth in the world! Our sincerest condolences on her passing.

Jim & Kathy (Weidner) Pittman

Dear Jill and Family members,
Gram's was a wonderful and caring woman. So sorry for your loss

Our hearts were saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a dear neighbor to us!

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