Sunday, October 22, 2017 Elyria 59°


Ruth A. Frantz

Ruth A. Frantz (nee Soppanish), 76, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday March 13, 2013, at her home following a long illness. She was born June 18, 1936 in Lorain, and was an Elyria resident since 1986, coming from Lorain.

Ruth worked as a sales administrator for Paramount Distillers in Cleveland for the past 12 years. She was a 1954 Lorain High School graduate and also graduated from the Lorain Business College with degrees in secretarial science and stenography. She looked forward to her monthly nights out with "the gals" who were school friends for more than 65 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammy (Phil) Grabowski of Cleveland; son, Michael Urban of Cleveland; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Frantz; parents, Louis and Julia Soppanish; and a daughter-in law, Wendy Urban.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 18, 2013, from 4 P.M., until the time of services at 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. The Reverend Chuck Behrens, Chaplain of the Hospice of the Western Reserve, will officiate. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, OH. 44119. Online condolences may be expressed at

Click to view comments
To Top

Fetching stories…