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Ruth Marie Dieterich

Ruth Marie (Kelly) Dieterich, 85, of Fremont, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home. Ruth was born November 12, 1928.

Ruth married Leland Dieterich, December 23, 1946. She worked in the housekeeping department at the formr Elyria Memorial Hospital, until she retired. She loved the Gaithers music and was thrilled to see them recently in concert in Toledo. She had a huge appetite for reading and was especially fond of the Stephanie Plum series and books by Lis Wiehl and Sylvia Browne. Ruth enjoyed crafting, such as embroidery and beadwork, making Christmas ornaments for friends and family every year. She also had a great collection of teddy bears, and loved receiving cards and flowers. And although never seeing family as much as she wanted, she was proud of them and spoke of them often, remembering great details of family history.

Ruth enjoyed regular outings for meals with her son and daughter-in-law and especially enjoyed Billy's because they're always so friendly, El Rancho, and Jolly Rogers fish because it's fried, not "naked fish". In earlier years, she enjoyed being in the kitchen decorating cakes, and had a fruitcake recipe that was actually enjoyed and requested by the family.

Ruth was strong in her faith, a member of First United Methodist Church in Elyria, and since moving to Fremont, was attending Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed discussing the possibilities of the afterlife and especially liked the Sylvia Browne philosophy, "Love God, Do Good, Shut Up and Go Home".

She is survived by children, Karen (Marvin) Ward of Brimfield, Ohio, Kenneth (Jeanne) Dieterich of Fremont, and Kristine (Chuck) Storm of Grandfield, Oklahoma and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 3 until 7 P.M., at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11 A.M., at the funeral home, where family and friends are welcome to gather for an hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Bob Young will officiate. Burial will take place at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Memorials may be made to Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, Fremont or, to the donor's choice.

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