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Ruth A. Gibbons

Ruth A. Gibbons (nee Gatten), 86, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at her home, following a unexpected illness. She was born February 21, 1928 in Bellaire, Ohio and was a lifelong Elyria resident.

Ruth worked at the Hydra-Tube Company in Oberlin as a machine operator for over 30 years. She enjoyed watching television, window shopping and spending time with her grandsons.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Virginia "Faye" Williams of Elyria; grandsons, Jeremy Williams and Brandon Gibbons; sister, Laurie Weekly of Bellaire, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Gibbons in 1987; son, Gregory "Gibby" Gibbons in 2006; sisters, Freda Gatten, Goldie St. John and Mary Parker; brothers, Thurman, Vernon, Clarence and Elmer Gatten.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

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