Ruth A. Cordle
FREDERICKTOWN — Ruth A. (Gibson) Cordle went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Ruth passed on shortly after midnight on her 85th birthday, following a presentation of cake and candle and the singing of “Happy Birthday” by her children.
Ruth was born Feb. 5, 1923, to Harry and Marie (Ashwell) Gibson in Toledo. Her father moved the family back to Fredericktown where she spent the rest of her life. After graduation from Fredericktown High School in 1940 she was employed at Cooper Bessemer in Mount Vernon, where she met the love of her life Edward David Cordle. They were married on Oct. 21, 1950, at her parent’s house on Sandusky Street in Fredericktown. They raised three children together, William A., Susan K. and Marilyn A. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed in 1995.
Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown where she had served as financial secretary for many years. She was a member of Morning Circle and Mothers Club and enjoyed playing cards and was a member of several euchre clubs. Ruth was the clerk for the village of Fredericktown for over 20 years, retiring in 1987.
Ruth loved her grandchildren dearly and her desire to attend the graduation of all four grandchildren was fulfilled this past summer with a trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the graduation of her youngest grandson.
Ruth is survived by her children, Bill (Judy) Cordle of Fredericktown and Marilyn Cordle of Columbus; son-in-law, Paul Dango of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Nathan Cordle of Columbus, Brett Cordle of Fredericktown, and David and Michael Dango of Colorado Springs; brother-in-law, Don Melick of Fredericktown; sister-in-law, Jacque Cordle of Centerburg; nephews, Bob Melick, John (Lynn) Melick and Chris (Susan Palmer) Cordle; and nieces Marie Melick, Ann and Erin Cordle.
Besides her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Dango, in 2006; her sister, Sally Melick; her brother, William Gibson; and brother-in-law, Harold Cordle.
Friends may call Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snuderfuneralhomes.com.