MOUNT VERNON — Ruth Sleeman, 91, was promoted to glory on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
She was born Ruth Zella Dunn on April 7, 1916, in Knox County to the late Tilton and Zella (Goon) Dunn. A lifelong resident of Knox County, she attended the Jelloway School and was a 1933 graduate of Danville High School. Ruth was a member of the Salvation Army Church in Mount Vernon for more than 50 years, serving as the League of Mercy secretary for many years, Cub Scout den mother and was a member of the Women’s Home League auxiliary.
She is survived by sons, Robert Sleeman of Terre Haute, Ind., Richard Sleeman of Mount Vernon and Donald Sleeman of Plano, Texas; stepson, Lewis “Lew” Sleeman of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Madeliene (Sleeman) Delgouffre of Mount Vernon; a brother, Harry (Barbara) Dunn of Danville; several grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Sleeman, in 1984; a daughter, Judy, in 1975; sisters, Faye Nordyke, Woneta Cheuvront and Lois Daniels; and a brother, Earl Dunn.
A funeral service will be held Friday at noon at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where friends may call two hours prior. Majors Robert and Karen Bender will be officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Danville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Women’s Home League auxiliary, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.