Ruth Ellen Myers, 74, of Hicksville, died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, Ohio. She was born October 23, 1938 in Defiance to the late Russell A. Myers and Velma (Vogelsong) Myers.

Her mother, Velma Myers and sister Lois Ann Myers survive in Hicksville.

Preceding Ruth in death was her father Russell, Aunt Lillian (Hollis) Grover, Aunt Pearl (Walter) Haver (Hicksville). Also Uncle Alfred (Bernice) Myers (Defiance), Uncle Glenn (Dortha) Myers (Tipp City), Aunt Kathryn (Glen) Wireman (Middletown). Aunt Norma Jean (AJ) Moon (Oberlin) and recent death of cousin Keith Myers (Troy). Ruth's grandparents were Joe & Edna (Schaumbohm) Myers, Henry & Frieda (Miller) Vogelsong from Defiance and Openlander Road, Mark Center.

Additional surviving cousins are Phyllis (Haver) Schang of Bryan, Thelma (Croner) English of S. Carolina, Fred, Linda, Cary Myers of Ohio and daughters of Norma Jean Moon-Anita, Louise, Mary Kay, Cynthia and Jane.

Ruth remained a kind and gentle soul with her family always coming first. She was a 1956 HHS graduate and proud member of her close-knit class. She was a Miami University graduate with a B.S. in Business Education and a Master's Degree from St. Francis University in Ft Wayne. She taught at Lyons and Evergreen (Fulton County) and Antwerp (Paulding County). She was good at math, an excellent organizer and kept books for her parents at home.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville and in past years helped serve Rotary dinners there. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville with Pastor Timothy Pieper officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the donor's choice-Lupus, Diabetes, Kidney or Heart Associations.