Ruth Evelyn Hoggatt, age 95, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
She was born Monday, November 29, 1920 in Indiana, a daughter of the late Arthur "Ty" and Bessie (Marker) Olwine. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Merrill Gene Hoggatt whom she married June10 ,1940; three children, Karen Hoggatt, Janet Hurd and Kenneth Hoggatt; one great grandchild, Coty Gilbert; three brothers, Herman Olwine, Robert Olwine, and Arthur "Billy" Olwine; two sisters, Wavelene Woodall and Roberta Seals.
Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. While her children were young, Ruth was a 4-H advisor and volunteered during summer bible school. Ruth retired from Fram Corp. after 25 years of service. While at Fram, she was a union steward and participated in the company bowling league. Ruth loved to sew and always had a large garden. She loved going to Florida for the winter where she played bingo and soaked up lots of sunshine.
Ruth is survived by three daughters, Barbara (John) Campbell, Fairborn, OH, Kitrina (Steve) Styer, Kettering, OH and Rita Hoggatt, Cambridge City, IN; four grandchildren, Monty (Patricia) Sewell, Karyn (Eric) Bruggeman, Kristie Gaddy and Sondra Hurd; four great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit Saturday, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.