Ruth Eggan

May 8, 1926 - September 13, 2020
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Ruth E. Eggan, 94, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Park Village Care Center at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Gnadenhutten, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Pfeiffer) Huebner and a 1944 graduate of the former Gnadenhutten High School. On June …

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Ruth E. Eggan, 94, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Park Village Care Center at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Gnadenhutten, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Pfeiffer) Huebner and a 1944 graduate of the former Gnadenhutten High School. On June 3, 1947, Ruth married her high school sweetheart, James P. Eggan, following his discharge from the military after World War II and together celebrated over 46 years of marriage before his passing in 1993.

Ruth had worked as a baker in the New Philadelphia High School cafeteria for a number of years but also, with her husband, owned and operated, the former Bowmen’s Archery Shop in New Philadelphia. A member of Broadway United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia and also the Golden Rule Sunday School Class, Ruth was also lovingly adopted by the congregations of the Baltic, Fresno and Isleta United Methodist Churches, where her son, Dan serves as pastor.

Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Linda Eggan of Uhrichsville and Dan and Kris Eggan of West Lafayette; her grandchildren, Nathan (Dori) Eggan of Galena, Amber Eggan of West Lafayette and Jessica (David) Ray of Maumelle, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Abby, Lizzy, Elly, Charlotte and William.

In addition to her parents and her husband, a sister, Dorothy Reichman and two brothers, Eugene Huebner and Roy Huebner also precede her in death.

Due to COVID-19 and in keeping precautions in mind, a private family graveside service is to be held. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia has been entrusted with the service arrangements.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the memorial funds of either the Fresno United Methodist Church, the Isleta United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice in Ruth’s memory.

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Due to COVID-19 and in keeping precautions in mind, a private family graveside service is to be held.


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Fresno United Methodist Church

PO Box 85
Fresno, OH 43824

Isleta United Methodist Church

58608 County Road 9
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

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Born: May 8, 1926
Died: September 13, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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.

 

sue hochstetter posted on 9/17/20

I admired Ruth and remember when she went to Broadway,she was a lovely lady and always had a smile. She loved her family and was very proud of them all.I remember when Dan came to Broadway and taught a class on Revelations.She has several recipes in some of our church cookbooks. Fondly, Sue Hochstetter

 

john hothem posted on 9/17/20

God Bless all the Family----john hothem

 

Lynne (Mrs. Donald) McClain posted on 9/17/20

My deepest sympathy to all Ruth's family.

 

Peg Fross-Humphrey posted on 9/17/20

Dear Dan, Chris and all of your family. I’m so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Mom. She truly was a light in this world, shining in all that she did. Bill absolutely loved her.... they’ll have a wonderful reunion. Blessings to all of you!

 

Lyle Tope posted on 9/16/20

Dan, Jim & entire Eggan family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May you be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Peace, Lyle & Michelle Tope

 

Stephen Lenarz posted on 9/16/20

Jim and Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and mother-in-law. You are in my thoughts during this hard time. She was a beautiful woman. Sincerely, Stephen Lenarz

 

William e McCulloch posted on 9/16/20

Our sincere sympathy Your Mother was a Loving Person. Bill & Jennie McCulloch.

 

Amber Ricker posted on 9/16/20

Jim, Linda, Dan, Kris and families. We never seen Ruth without a smile on her face and kindness in her conversations. She was one of the sweetest ladies we ever met at Broadway Church. Ruth was such a blessing to so many including us. Our most sincerest sympathies and prayers to you all. Ted and Amber Ricker.

 

Don Walkup posted on 9/16/20

Condolences to the Eggan family.

 

Dean & Marianne Balder posted on 9/15/20

Our deepest sympathies

 

Joyce Belden posted on 9/15/20

Jim, Dan, and families-I have the most wonderful memories of Aunt Ruth through the years. She was always so sweet, kind, and welcoming. We visited almost every Friday night when I was growing up. She will always have a place in my heart. Cherish the memories.

 

Pat Wells posted on 9/15/20

Deepest sympathy Ruth's family. Ruth was a good friend to my parents, Ken and Alice McMillen. She was such a sweet and kind lady. God Bless

 

Risa Pierson posted on 9/15/20

Heaven gained another angel. Such a dear sweet lady. Always had a smile and a sweet hello. We live a few doors down from her My golden loved her. She reminded me Of my mom. I lost her in January you have my deepest condolences The Pierson’s. If there were only more people like her and my mom in this world it would be a better place

 

Laurie Tromerhauser posted on 9/15/20

Sweet sweet Ruth, a bright light if I was lucky to see you out working in your yard, climbing a ladder, talking through the door as I delivered your mail. I miss you even more now. My prayers to your wonderful family, you were so very blessed to have her.

 

Leslie Hoover posted on 9/15/20

I want to extend my deepest condolences to Ruth's family. I had the pleasure of having Ruth as my neighbor for the past 27 years. She was the most thoughtful and caring neighbor/friend. I will treasure the many evenings sitting and talking with Ruth on her porch. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Lori posted on 9/15/20

Sorry for your loss. Sweet lady, whom I met just a couple years ago for the first time. Lori and Don Devore

 

Marguerite Rooks posted on 9/15/20

So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have very fond memories of Ruth and Jim Eggan.

 

Ken & Sue Hawkins posted on 9/15/20

Dan and Tep you have our deepest sympathy.

 

JACKIE WILKINS posted on 9/15/20

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of caring for this delightful lady, however briefly. My sympathies to all.

 

jay winkler posted on 9/15/20

So sorry to her of you"re loss

 

PATRICK L WALKER posted on 9/15/20

JIM& DAN SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS RAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILIES

 

Carol Graef posted on 9/15/20

Jim, Dan and families you have my sympathy. So glad I got to talk with her while I also was at Park Village. God Bless. Carol Graef.

 

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