Dietrich, Ruth Johnston

October 11, 2007

In loving memory of RUTH JOHNSTON DIETRICH, age 91, formerly of LaRue, Ohio, died peacefully on October 7, 2007 at Kentwood Extended Care in Augusta, GA. Ruth was born on March 30, 1916, in Pittsburgh, PA, the youngest daughter of Elmer Parke and Anne (Booth) Johnston. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard A. Dietrich, her brother Willard Westerman Johnston and her two sisters Anne Elizabeth Johnston Klemm and Dorothy Eleanor Johnston Kier. Ruth is survived by her five children; Dr. Gail (David) Miller of Augusta, GA, Dr. Richard A. (Bryn Kesterson) Dietrich Jr. of Oldsmar, FL, Judith (Chris) Cashwell of Mooresville, NC, Dianne Lyday of Baltimore, MD, and Phyllis Sanders Siverhus also of Augusta, GA. Ruth has six grandchildren; Bart David (Heather Cromer) Miller, Dr. Julie Miller (Shilo) Dennard, Jason Charles Lyday, Bryan Thomas Lyday, Fred Lamar "Sonnie" Sanders IV and Richard Dietrich Sanders and 12 great grandchildren. Prior to her 2001 move to North Carolina then Georgia for health reasons, Ruth was very active in the LaRue United Methodist Church, the LaRue and Elgin Schools and many community activities and clubs including the Medical Auxillary, Eastern Star, LaRue Park Board and town council, J.A.M. and Happy Tyme. Besides spending time with her family and friends, her great love was needlework at which she excelled. Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 13, 2007 at 1:30 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue. Minister will be the Rev. Edward W. Fugate. Burial in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in LaRue from 6 to 8 PM on Friday October 12, 2007. Those who wish may make contributions to the LaRue United Methodist Church, 116 N. High St. LaRue, Ohio 43332. Condolences and Remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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