RUTH E. POWELL

Ruth E. Powell, age 87, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Unit, surrounded by family. She was born on August 26, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Charles and Sarah (Fisher) Van Allen. Ruth married E. Maynard Powell on July 30, 1954, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on November 24, 1984. She was a homemaker first and foremost and had also been employed as a secretary at Lincoln National Life and Postmaster Relief. Ruth always put her family first and in later life enjoyed being with and doting over her grand and great-grandkids. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hicksville, Ohio, until 1972 after which Rev. Powell then accepted a call at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, Ohio. Upon their coming to Stony Ridge, Ruth then became a member of the church and was active in numerous groups. Ruth is survived by her children: Dan (Jan) Powell of Stony Ridge, Ohio; Jean (JR) Davis of Marble Falls, Texas; John (Debbi) Powell of Marysville, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. E. Maynard Powell, and brother, Robert Van Allen. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Marsh and Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Luckey, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 11 a.m., from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, where there will be additional visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services. Officiating will be Rev. Cindy Ritter. Interment will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the cemetery committal services. Memorial contributions may be given to: St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com.

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