Richmond, Ohio - Ruth Ellen Hunter, age 82, died on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in Beachwood, Ohio. She was born on February 7, 1939, in Bedford, Ohio, a daughter of Wilma (McBride) and Melvin Gardner. Ruth was a 1957 graduate of Bedford High School. On July 28, 1958, she married Roy Edward Hunter. They moved to the Andover area in 1977. Taking care of her home and family was Ruth's first priority and she was employed briefly at Channel Products of Jefferson, Ohio. She was a member of the Penn Line Church of Christ in Pierpont, Ohio, and the former Eastern Star Lodge of New Lyme, Ohio. Ruth enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty-three years, Roy Hunter, and her brother, Richard Gardner. Survivors include her two sons, Roy E. (Victoria) Hunter, Jr. of Bedford, Ohio and Jack A. (Kari) Hunter of Springboro, Ohio; three grandchildren, Matthew Sr. and wife Cheryl, Jennifer and husband Brian and Cole; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Jr., Savannah, and Elijah, and a brother, James Gardner of Garrettsville, Ohio.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral Home, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio, and per the family's request that everyone wears a mask. Private burial will be in Dart Cemetery in Richmond, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 W. National Road, Springfield, OH 45504. Share a fond memory or condolence at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com
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