Ruth Ann Kinney, 83, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 11:18 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born in Logan County on November 4, 1928 to the late Forrest A and Nellie L. Bishop Smith. On December 15, 1949 she married Dennis Paul “Peck” Kinney in Marysville, Ohio and he preceded her in death on August 24, 2006.
She is survived by her daughter Paula Jean (John) Shambro of Marion; her son, Larry L. (Jayne) Kinney of Lewistown; six grandchildren, Richard (Melissa) Kinney, Samuel (Christine) Kinney, Melissa (Luke) Schwieterman, Chris (Ann) Shambro, Elizabeth (Keith) Pettis and Jennifer (Dwayne) Dockery; 10 great grandchildren, Zachary, Cecelia & Natalie Shambro, Abigail, James Thomas & Katherine Pettis, Kamree, Kaylee & Kolton Dockery, Jackson Grimes & Franklin Kinney, Allison, Alexandra & Alivia Kinney, Lukas & Lacey Schwieterman; a sister, Alma Lou (Phil) Westfall of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, June Jolly and three brothers Neal, Donald and Robert Smith.
A registered nurse, she worked at Mary Rutan Hospital and with Dr. Firmin for many years. She attended the Belle Center United Methodist Church and was a member of the 500 Club as well as the Bridge Club.
Pastor Kevin Smith will conduct a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Following services the family would like to invite everyone to a thanksgiving meal at the Huntsville Event Center, 6886 Wishart Street, Huntsville, Ohio 43324.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Belle Center United Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.