Mount Vernon News
  • Eleanor L. Ruhl

  • June 9, 2011

FREDERICKTOWN — Eleanor L. Ruhl, 93, of Fredericktown, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Bennington Glen Care Center near Marengo.

She was born April 14, 1918, in Fredericktown to Irl and Anna (Gleason) Willits and had spent her lifetime in the Fredericktown area. She was a 1936 graduate of Fredericktown High School and had been a school bus driver for the Knox New Hope School for a number of years.

Eleanor was a faithful member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church, Wayne Grange, Wayne Grange Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the “We Eight” neighborhood card club near Waterford. Eleanor had also participated in Wednesday and Friday Bowling Leagues at Trio Lanes in Fredericktown.

Surviving are her children, Kathryn (Lawrence) McGinnis of Mount Vernon, Elaine (Kenneth) Sutherland of Marion, Marilyn (Stephen) Reed of Fredericktown, Irl (Jane) Ruhl of Fredericktown, Margaret Ann Ruhl of Mount Vernon and Carole Davis of Fredericktown; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest W. Ruhl, in 2010; and her sister, Doris Craft.

Friends may call Friday, June 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Batemantown United Methodist Church with the Revs. Lyle Warren and Dr. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Northfork Cemetery near Waterford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Batemantown United Methodist Church, Wayne Grange or Hospice of Morrow County. To send a private condolence to the family, visit

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Eleanor L. Ruhl.

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