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Ruth A. Dales

July 31, 1949 — November 26, 2020

Andover, OH

Ruth A. Dales, age 71, of Andover, OH, died Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born July 31, 1949, in Troy, OH, a daughter of Richard C. and Irene (Meador) Barnard.  She was a 1967 graduate of Rhodes High School in Cleveland; and she married Lawrence J. Dales, Sr., on October 5, 1967.
A resident of Andover since 1989, Ruth formerly lived in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Europe, and Japan with her husband who served in the U.S. Army.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Andover; and volunteered at their food bank for several years.  Ruth enjoyed reading, crocheting, and playing pinochle.  In earlier years she enjoyed bowling and played on several bowling leagues.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 53 years, Lawrence J. Dales, Sr., of Andover; 2 sons, Lawrence J. (Lisa) Dales, Jr. of Ringgold, GA, and Raymond J. Dales of Dalton, GA; daughter, Christina L. Dales of Andover; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Sandy (Chic) Dales of Andover; and 2 brothers, Wayne (Teresa) Barnard of Dayton, OH, and David (Micki) Barnard of Cleveland, OH; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Connie L. Drotos.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St.,Andover,OH.  Masks will be required and social distancing observed inside funeral home.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Andover.  Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit

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