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Ruth Sanders (Ellis) Wilson

Ruth Sanders (Ellis) Wilson

Ruth Wilson, age 95, originally of Lancaster, OH, passed away in Buford, GA at her daughter’s home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

She was retired, enjoying her children and grandchildren. Ruth loved passing the time reading and listening to her granddaughter (Aubrey) sing. She and her husband Richard “Dick” Wilson ran Waverly Mobile Home Sales in Waverly, OH until her husband’s death in 1995. Ruth was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church in St. Clairsville, OH.

She is survived by one son, Warren (Sara) Ellis of St. Clairsville, OH; two daughters, Renee (Karl) Wicker of Lawrenceville, GA and Rebecca Edenfield of Buford, GA; five grandchildren, Tessa (Jose) Martinez of Pickerington, OH, Ruth Aubrey Peat of Duluth, GA, Elaine Edenfield of Brooklyn, NY, Tim Edenfield, and Jeremy Edenfield of Marietta, GA; two great-granddaughters, Sophia and Maria Martinez; two sisters, Mary Anne Theller and Martha (Bob) Snoke of Lancaster, OH; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard “Dick” Wilson; her parents Hollis Wayne and Gladys (Dupler) Sanders; her brothers Scott, Lloyd, and Neil Sanders.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, 111 W. Main St., Amanda, OH. A celebration of life service will follow the visitation at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be for the immediate family at Union Cemetery in St Clairsville on Monday.

In memory of Ruth, guests are encouraged to wear her favorite color, blue.

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To All: So very sorry for Ruth's passing. I have fond memories of Ruth as Martha and I have been friends at least 70 years so I was always seeing her with Warren at the Sanders home. She was a sweet loving lady and one time I took the Greyhound down to her home while Martha was there visiting. She cooked a lovely meal with dessert and she shared those recipes with and I still make them for my son and I and they are some of our favorites. God Bless y'all as you say your goodbyes. I know she will always be watching over you. Love, Donna

Donna Azbell May 9 2022 10:31 AM

Ruth was such an incredible woman. She showed me grace and love every time we spoke. I will miss her laugh, words of encouragement and her endless amounts of stories. I got to know Ruth back in my undergraduate career I was close with her granddaughter Aubrey. She showed me how a grandma should be and loved me as if I were her own family. She and I would talk about what she was reading, chocolate and occasionally get her nails done. She always made me laugh and she humbled me. I never had grand parents before so she and I quickly became very close and bonded. She changed my life more than she knew and I will never forget all the talks, laughs and outing’s. I’m sending all my love, hugs and prayers to the family.

Tamara (T) Morris-Thompson May 7 2022 5:17 PM

We are thinking of Ruth’s family at this very sad time. She was a beautiful and loving person.

Sharon Dupler and Carmina LaPointe May 6 2022 4:25 AM

She was such a lovely and wonderful lady!! She always had a smile! Hoping the great memories you share will help you through this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Harper May 4 2022 5:03 PM

Remembering the family during this difficult time.

Nils & Shirley Theller May 4 2022 3:38 PM

Ruth was a wonderful lady that was always smiling.

Daniel Peat May 4 2022 11:12 AM

Much love to your family. Rebecca and Aubrey, I remember your mom/grandma loving everyone, even people she'd just met.

Maggie Herlensky and Bryan McAllister May 4 2022 10:45 AM