MARENGO — Ruth M. Cothern, 82, of Marengo passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a short illness.
Ruth married Guy Cothern Jr. in Greenup, Ky., in 1948; together they cleared a patch of land and built a home, which she dearly loved. They shared 56 wonderful years until his passing in 2004.
Survived by son, Timothy Cothern of Marengo; five grandchildren, Dani (Clarence) Rice, whom she raised, Lynn (Jerry) Coleman, stepgrandchildren, Matthew, Gabriel, Richard Woods; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; brother, William Clark of London; sister, Naomi Thompson of Mount Gilead; and nephew, Bill (Monica) Clark.
She was also preceded in death by sons, Guy E. “Butch” III, Robert in 2003; grandson, Robert in 2012; brothers, Robert, James and Herman Clark Jr.; sister, Virginia Clark; and half brother, Ronnie Clark.
Friends may call one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral services on Tuesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229 in Marengo, interment Bloomfield Cemetery.
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