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Ruth Rachel Shuttleworth

March 11, 1927 — September 24, 2019

Ruth Rachel Shuttleworth, 92, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born on March 11, 1927, in Fort Jefferson, Ohio, to the late Leonard and Treva (Locke) Longfellow.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Ray Shuttleworth in 1970, whom she married on April 20, 1946; her infant son, Michael Ray Shuttleworth; her brother, Floyd Longfellow, and her sister, Delaphine Haines.

Ruth lived a long and fulfilling life. In her younger years, she had a passion for art, painting, pastels, and home decorating. She enjoyed buying and selling real estate, and loved to cook and bake. She worked most of her life as a professional seamstress and could make almost anything without the need for a pattern. As time moved on, she gradually lost her eyesight and had been blind for the past 35 years. Even though she had lost her sight, she did not lose her creativity and love of art. She was exceptional at crocheting and had created countless other works of art.

Faith played a major role in Ruth's life. She loved God and was devoted to serving her Lord. She spent many hours on the phone ministering to people through the Andrew Wommack Ministries. They would call her and she would gladly share as much time as was needed to help.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Roxanne Nally and her husband Steven, of Westerville, Ohio, and ReNee Shuttleworth of Greenville; her grandchildren, Weston Nally and his wife Dana of Tacoma, Washington, and Rachel Nally of Westerville; and her brother, John W. Longfellow of Greenville.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson, Ohio with Pastors Chris Barhorst and Tracy Brown officiating.

in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contribution be made to Tribute Funeral Homes to help offset Ruth's final expenses.

Ruth's family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the final arrangements.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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