D. Ruth Hesser, 93, of Belle Center, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Green Hills Center. She was born in Clyde, Ohio on October 7, 1919 to the late John and Lillian (Strohl) Beatty.
On June 24, 1939 in Belle Center she married Charles E. Hesser and he preceded her in death on October 12, 1977. Also preceding her in death were sons, Charles Richard Hesser, Gary Eugene Hesser, sisters, Lucille Fulton, Esther Kuaille, Jessie Baum, brothers, John Beatty, Edward Beatty and Carl Beatty.
She is survived by a son, Phil (Becky) Hesser of Belle Center; grandchildren, Jenny (Tim Newland) Hesser of Belle Center, Billie (Grant) Mizek of Roundhead, Chuck (Jenni) Hesser of Belle Center, Shawn Hesser of Belle Center, Holly (John) Baughman of East Liberty and Melissa (Justin Van Buskirk) Hesser of Bellefontaine; great-grandchildren, Zach, Lexi, Ethan, Gavin, Diesel, Maelee, Carter; brother, Donald (Katy) Beatty of Marion; daughter-in-law, Donna Hesser of Belle Center; sister-in-law, Louise Hesser of Sylvania and numerous nieces and nephews.
She had worked at Crawford’s Department Store in Belle Center and was a member of Church of Christ in Belle Center. She loved to sew, cook, crochet, bake and read. She also loved to garden, and she always had beautiful flower beds. She also loved feeding and watching the birds and was very devoted to her family.
A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Belle Center with Pastor Dean Wasson officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 12th from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center.
Memorial contribution may be made to Church of Christ, Belle Center.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Belle Center.
Condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.