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Edward Dwight Ruth

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696 (f) 740-682-7862 (e) (w)

Edward Dwight Ruth, age 88, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away with his family by his side at Holzer of Gallipolis on Friday, August 30th, 2019. He was born September 11th, 1930 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Cecil and Dora Ruth.

He was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, class of 1948. He completed his master’s degree in Physics at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. He retired from Wellston City Schools with twenty-plus years of service in teaching and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed square and ballroom dancing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his two children, Steven (Pam) Ruth and Susan (Rick) Summers; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Ruth; sister, Jane Ann Davis; and loving wife, Ruby Ruth.

Per his wishes, private family services will be held. Burial will be at C.M. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Holzer Hospice, Memorial Donations, 2881 OH-160, Gallipolis, OH 45631. Online condolences may be sent to

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