MOUNT VERNON — Ruth M. Lorey, 96, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 20, 2009, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born April 27, 1913, in Knox County to the late Elbert and Stella (Bedell) Mendenhall. Ruth was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Nagelbush of Big Rapids, Mich.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Lorey; son, Daniel R. Lorey; sister, Dorothea Clarkson; and three brothers, Charles, Murray and Roy Mendenhall.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned for a later date and will be announced in the Mount Vernon News. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Homes are handling the funeral arrangements for the Lorey family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 100 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To express a condolence or share a memory with the Lorey family, please visit www.dilleylasater.com.