Ruth Leone

May 15, 1952 - August 23, 2017
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Ruth A. Leone, age 65 of New Philadelphia, died of heart failure on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

A daughter of the late Lee H. and Nina Spencer Ronald, Ruth was born on May 15, 1952 in Twin City Hospital at Dennison.

A 1970 graduate of New Philadelphia, Ruth offered a warm welcoming smile to those she encountered …

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Ruth A. Leone, age 65 of New Philadelphia, died of heart failure on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

A daughter of the late Lee H. and Nina Spencer Ronald, Ruth was born on May 15, 1952 in Twin City Hospital at Dennison.

A 1970 graduate of New Philadelphia, Ruth offered a warm welcoming smile to those she encountered for over 30 years at Discount Drug Mart at New Philadelphia. Ruth enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, traveling and finding a good bargain at yard sales. She also loved singing and listening to music and caring for her dogs, Annabelle and Toby. Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her pride and joy, granddaughter, Hannah.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Frank Leone, whom she married in Sacred Heart Church on March 6, 1971; their children, Dan (Jeramey Parker) Leone and Dawn (Jim Reichman) Leone all of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Hannah Frye, Austin Reichman and Parker Frye.

Completing the family are her siblings, Nancy (Cliff) Cline of Indiana, Bruce (Julie) Ronald of Uhrichsville, and Linda (Preston) Roper of Virginia, as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, cremation will take place with no public visitation or services.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, cremation will take place with no public visitation or services.


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Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 15, 1952
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Melodie (Furniss) Johnson posted on 9/28/17

Hi Frankie and Family So sorry to hear about Ruth She was always so pleasant and friendly when I talked to hear. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love, Ron, Melodie, Ross and Travis Johnson

 

Jamie Locker posted on 9/5/17

Frank we are so sorry for your loss you and your family are in. our thoughts and prayers. Candy Stafford , Willard Stafford , Jamie Stafford Locker

 

Susan Galbraith posted on 9/2/17

I worked with Ruth at Drug Mart. She was a wonderful person. So kind ans always had a smile and a kind word. My prayers are for your family.

 

Brooke Wallick posted on 9/1/17

Thoughts & prayers to your family during this time. With Deepest Sympathy, Don & Sheryl Wallick Ryan & Anne Wallick Brennan & Brooke Wallick

 

Vicki and Joe Pompey posted on 8/31/17

Dear Frank and the whole Leone family, we were shocked and sadden by the news of Ruth. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ruth's beautiful smile and kind heart will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

Kathy Creager posted on 8/29/17

Frank and family, We were shocked to read about Ruth. Our heart felt sympathies to you and your family. It was always so nice to see her at Drug Mart, bringing me up to date on her family and friends; then you moved into our neighborhood and became our neighbor and we got to talk quite often there on the sidewalk. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time; praying for comfort and peace. Pat, Kathy and Victoria Creager

 

Dave & Jill McPeek posted on 8/28/17

Our deepest sympathies.

 

Mike & Shirley Davis posted on 8/28/17

With Sympathy; My heart is with you in your loss and pain.

 

Larry McBride posted on 8/28/17

Frank & Family, So shocked and saddened by Ruth's passing. You have our sincerest sympathy. I remember seeing her as a shy cashier in the old Buehler's. You two have always been an ideal pair. Our deepest, heart-felt condolences. Larry and Jan McBride

 

Your cousin Sue Crim posted on 8/28/17

Dear Danny , Dawn and Frank, I was so shocked to see RuthAnn's name in the paper. I didn't know anything was wrong. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do please call me. My number is 330-339-2821. I wanted to send cards but I don't know where all of you live. So sorry! Also my condolences extend to Nancy, Bruce and Linda.

 

Your cousin Sue Crim posted on 8/28/17

Dear Danny Dawn and Frank, I want to express my sincere sympathy to all of you and Linda,Bruce and Nancy as well. I am so sorry for your loss. It was A shock to see her name listed. I didn't know anything was wrong. I wanted to send cards, but I don't know where any of you live. So sorry!

 

Bonnie Warner posted on 8/28/17

So sorry to hear about your mom. You and Dan are in my prayers.

 

Jack Koontz posted on 8/28/17

Frank ....So sorry for your loss ...She always kept me up to date on how you were doing.....Jack Koontz...

 

Cheri tarulli posted on 8/27/17

So sorry for your loss I still can't believe it's real gonna miss your smiling face and sense of humor remembering all the fun times we had together years ago working at drug mart rip my friend love ya ruthie

 

Mary Ann (Prince) Otte posted on 8/27/17

So very sorry for your loss. Ruth was a beautiful soul, inside and out. She will be missed. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

 

Karen Graeff. posted on 8/26/17

I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her. She was the kindest woman I know. She loved her family and enjoyed talking about them. She will be missed!

 

Sheila Beavers Jackson posted on 8/26/17

Frank, Dan, Dawn, and family, So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you venture through this difficult time. I pray that God grants you peace and strength.

 

Rebecca Harmon posted on 8/26/17

So sorry for the loss of your lovely Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a special lady.

 

Susan Demuth posted on 8/25/17

To the Leone Family , We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Wife , Mother and Grandmother ... Ruth was always such a sweet lady wherever we would meet up with her , at Drug Mart in the neighborhood or wherever .Sending Healing Prayers of Comfort . You have our Sincere Condolences . The Demuth Family , Bob & Susan Jacob , Amanda & Samuel

 

Kristy Dunbar posted on 8/24/17

Frank and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. We have been friends since grade school. I loved catching up with her on FB. My deepest sympathy.

 

Rebekah Fox (Roth) posted on 8/24/17

Dawn, so sorry to hear of your loss. Don't suppose you remember me, but you sold me a house in 2003. I work with Michelle Hostetler who posted your Moms Obituary. Think she worked with your mom at Drug mart. Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.

 

Barbara Black posted on 8/24/17

My sincere sympathy. I wish I had known her.

 

Donna D Shaw posted on 8/24/17

Frank Dawn Dan n family. I will Always remember her smile n her great sense of humor. Remembering our get togethers. Our prayers are with you God Bless all of you. N remember n hang onto your precious memories. Love Donna Shaw

 

Jack Swinderman posted on 8/24/17

Frank I'm so sorry for your loss!!! Praying for You and Your Family!!!!

 

cindi hawk posted on 8/24/17

To the Leone family, sorry for your loss.

 

cindi hawk posted on 8/24/17

To the Leone family, sorry for your loss.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 8/24/17

We are so very sorry for the loss of Ruthie, I just saw her at Drug Mart w/hubby shopping, so very happy I got to see her...Thinking of family in our thoughts and prayers....What a wonderful lady..... Carolyn and Bob Vaughn

 

June Jagunic posted on 8/24/17

Frank and family, I am so shocked by Ruth's passing and am so very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her terribly. I will be praying for all of you now and in the weeks to come. God be with you

 

Bev Bordner posted on 8/24/17

Words cannot begin to describe how devastated I am to hear that my dear friend, Ruth, has been called to Heaven so early. It seems like it isn't real at all. To think, you and I have been besties since we both stood in an interview line for employment at Discount Drug Mart; it must've been fate. I've always felt so blessed to be able to call you my friend, as well as to look at our span of time working together for 30 years. I'm going to miss your nurturing friendship, our phone calls with one another catching up on life after DDM. It's all too true when they say that God calls upon the best too soon. May God Bless Frank, Dan, Dawn, Hannah and the rest of your family and be near in these sorrowful times. Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Ruth; rather than saying goodbye, I will say I'll see you later. Love, Bev

 

Missy blank posted on 8/24/17

Ruth was a very special lady! Very good at giving advice and easy to talk to. She was the one that trained me when I started working at drug mart in new phila 25 years ago! Frank, Dan, and Dawn, you have my deepest sympathy.

 

Susan Riesen posted on 8/24/17

I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a sweet and kind lady with a bright smile! Praying God gives you comfort as you go through this difficult time!

 

Jeanne and Jeff Karns posted on 8/24/17

Oh Frank I am so sorry for your loss. Such a sad time for you and your family. Sending prayers of comfort and peace.

 

Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 8/24/17

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Always loved my conversations with Ruth at Drug Mart. She graduated with my sister and always made it a point to ask about her. Such a sweet lady with a bright smile and twinkle in her eye.

 

Don Metzger posted on 8/24/17

So sorry for your lost. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Tracy (Page) Gayheart posted on 8/24/17

Deepest sympathies and prayers for Ruth's family. We were classmates and my parents were friends with hers. May God comfort each of you during this time.

 

Debbie Aubihl Knisely (McGowan) posted on 8/24/17

So sorry for your loss.....prayers and comfort.

 

Craig and Diane Scherer posted on 8/24/17

So very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Debbie and John Barr posted on 8/24/17

We are so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a very kind and loving person. Please know we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers for the Lord's granting you His peace and comfort. God be with you... Debbie and John Barr Joshua Barr

 

Kim Nd Charlyn Menapace posted on 8/24/17

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Ruth always had a smile and kind word for all. She will be truly missed. She was a fellow nphs 1970 graduate. Our condolences The Menapace's

 

Bonnie Lax Sprinkle posted on 8/24/17

To Frank and the family, my deepest sympathy of the passing of Ruth. My heart goes out to all of you. May you take comfort knowing she touched many lives and i will miss her.

 

The Gladstone's posted on 8/24/17

Sorry for your loss

 

Nadine Fockler posted on 8/24/17

We are truly sadden by this news. Ruth was the greatest. She was always so sweet to my family. A very wonderful lady will be deeply missed. R.I.P. Ruthie! Love you always and will never forget you. xoxox Nadine, Ryan and Gary

 

Ann Henry posted on 8/24/17

My deepest sympathy Frank.I am so thankful to have seen Ruth at our gathering.

 

Lori Stallings posted on 8/24/17

Frank and family, Quinn and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ruthie was a sweetheart. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Quinn and Lori Stallings

 

Denver Gallentine posted on 8/24/17

Thoughts and prayers to Frank and the entire family.

 

Marilyn Pizzini posted on 8/24/17

Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

 

Darla Case posted on 8/24/17

Dan, Dawn and Frank....my deepest sympathy goes out for the loss of Ruth. She was one if the kindest women ever and loved by many. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Darla

 

MR. & DR. KEVIN B. (DENISE MCENROE) PETITTE posted on 8/24/17

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY!

 

Tracey and Jim Milburn posted on 8/24/17

We are so sorry for your loss! May God wrap you in his loving arms at this sad, sad time! Our prayers go out to you all !

 

Cindy Yosick posted on 8/24/17

So sorry to here about Ruth our prayers go out to her family. We enjoyed being your neighbors for awhile. Prayers to all. The Frank Yosick Family

 

Frank fry posted on 8/24/17

Deepest sympathies to everyone, Ruth was a very sweet lady that I'll miss seeing

 

Sue Kimble posted on 8/24/17

Our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to your family Keep those memories close and that beautiful smile in your hearts Always remember she is now your guardian angel watching over you Sincerely, Sue Kimble & Family

 

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