Ruth Elaine Keffer, lovingly referred to by her father as “noodlebug” went to be with the Lord on September 9th 2021 at 1018am. Ruth was born or September 23rd 1949 to the late Elmer O. and Audrey Lee Keffer
Ruth lived at The Goldstein Home of Muskingum Residentials, Inc. for 37 years with her 5 beloved housemates and Direct Support Professionals, Ami Melvin, Jody Hammons, Bradlena Jordan and Amy Hewitt and former DSP Patty Lee and our Facility RN Marsha Harris. who throughout the years have become her second family. A special Thank You to the Genesis Hospices nurses and aides who helped to keep our Ruthie comfortable during this time.
Ruth is one of 8 siblings including surviving Sisters Wanda (Clyde) Whitener of Laurel, Md and Lois Spires of Zanesville, OH, surviving Brothers, Gary (Sandi) Keffer of Zanesville,OH, Dale (Joyce) Keffer of New Philadelphia, OH and Alvin (Becky) Keffer of Mt. Vernon, OH and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two Sisters Norma J. (Keffer) Hinds and Rita F. Keffer.
Ruth was employed with Muskingum Starlight Industries, The Fuse Network for 35 years and very much loved the time she spent there and the people she spent it with.
Ruth enjoyed being out and about, even if it was to “take a ride” as she would say. Ruth loved her 80’s Rock and Roll, The Beatles and especially Dick Clark and his New Years Rockin’ Eve of which she would wait up every year and watch with DSP Patty Lee. She enjoyed bowling, swimming, bonfires and especially dancing. Ruth loved life! She loved watching it unfold in front of her eyes and there was never a dull moment. Until we meet again Miss Keffer, and I promise, we won’t forget your glasses.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Mon. Sept. 13, 2021 at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home 5765 Gladstone Drive White Cottage where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tue. Sept. 14, 2021 with Chaplain Tim Patton officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Union Cemetery.
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