We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Walton-Moore Funeral Home
Ruth Elaine (Riedel) Wagner, age 87, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 10:02 P.M. peacefully with family by her side at home on the family farm near Sycamore, Ohio. Ruth was born on January 31, 1935 on her grandparents farm east of Sycamore to Harvey M. Sr. and Jessie L. (Parkins) Riedel. She married the love of her life, Glen E. Wagner on December 27, 1953 in Sycamore. They were married sixty-three years with Glen preceding her in death on April 12, 2017.
Surviving are their two children, Sharon A. (Verne) Shellhouse of rural Tiffin, Ohio and Daniel G. Wagner of Columbus; four grandchildren, Micah (Amie) Hurley, Jennifer (Joe) McCann, Sarah (Matt) Libeg and Emily Shellhouse; nine great-grandchildren, Logan (Marissa Leeth) Hurley, Makenna (Michael Eisenhower) Hurley, Hunter and Tanner Hurley, Colin and Evan Smith, Logan and Joey McCann and Margaret Libeg; one great great grandchild, Kinslee Hurly, along with nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harvey Jr. (Leura) and Homer (Doris) Riedel.
Ruth was retired from Mohawk Local School System having driven a school bus full time for over twenty-five years and assisted in the Sycamore Cafeteria part time. She also enjoyed assisting Glen on their farm and gardening through the years. Ruth was a member of the Sycamore United Church of Christ, a graduate of Sycamore High School Class of 1953, a member of the Mohawk Historical Society and Wyandot County Tracers, and past member of the Ohio Farm Bureau.
For hobbies, Ruth enjoyed bowling for many years, watching the Cleveland Indians, Browns, Cavaliers, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and her grandchildren’s sports events. She also enjoyed attending auctions and garage sales and collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia. Ruth was interested in family genealogy and above all loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, Ohio with Pastor Elyse Cramer officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 11:00-1:00 P.M. at the funeral home prior to the memorial service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Shriners Hospital for Children or Mohawk Historical Society in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.
Mohawk Historical Society
101 N. Sycamore Avenue, Sycamore OH 44882
Memorial contributions can be made in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.
Hospice of Wyandot County
105 Houpt Drive, Upper Sandusky OH 43351
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.
Shriners Hospital for Children
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607
Memorial contributions can be made to the “Shriners Hospital for Children” in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.