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Ruth Eleanor Clark

October 20, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Ruth Eleanor Clark, 94, of Tiffin, passed away at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Tiffin, to George and Ida Mae (Michaels) Hunker. She married Joseph V. Clark June 21, 1946, in Tiffin, and he preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Barbara) Clark and James (Diane) Clark, both of Tiffin; a daughter, Sue (Steve) Keller of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Brooke Sollmer of Toledo; six grandchildren, Craig, Jason, Erin, Grant, Matt and Laura; eight great-grandchildren, Sean, Austin, Skylar, Dylan, Kayleen, Cora, Noelle and Luke; and a sister, Aleta Chadwich of Berea.

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She was also preceded in death by her parents; 10 siblings, Glen Hunker, Owen "Dave" Hunker, Bessie "Lucille" Hickman, Helen Shuman, Madeline "Tootz" Coehich, Marjorie "Pete" Lec, Raymond "Buzz" Hunker, John Hunker, Pauline Hixson and George "Jim" Hunker; and a niece who was raised as a sister, Margorie "Ann" Berry.

Ruth attended Partridge Harbor School in Seneca County. She was a co-owner of The Sandwich Shoppe in Michigan prior to her marriage. She was proud of her work as a waitress at the Pan-Yan, Shawhan Hotel and the American Restaurant, all in Tiffin. She also enjoyed her work as a homemaker and "executive housekeeper."

Ruth was most proud of her family and cherished every moment she spent with them. Ruth never ran out of stories to tell, and was a voracious Euchre player. She extremely enjoyed cooking, cleaning, gardening and singing and playing with her great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-3113. Memorial services will begin at 3 p.m., with her son-in-law, Pastor Steve Keller, officiating.

Burial will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Seneca Memory Gardens, rural Tiffin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

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