MANSFIELD, Geraldine "Gerry" Ruth, 94, of Hopedale, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Gerry was born November 9, 1917, in Greenville, PA, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Lewis Houten.
She leaves behind her husband of 65 years, Dean; daughter, Cheryl of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; nephew and niece Kevin and Mary Ann Hamilton of Latrobe, Pa.; and her caregiver and friend, Ruth Lemley.
She was preceded in death by her sister, and brother-in-law, Shirley and Emmett Hamilton.
Gerry graduated from Hopedale High School in 1935. After attending beauty school in Steubenville, she opened Gerry's Beauty Shop in Hopedale, which she operated for 40 years. After retiring, she and her husband lived part of each year in Florida.
She was a member of the Hopedale United Presbyterian Church. She was very grateful for the care and attention she received during her final days at Harrison Community Hospital and through Charity Hospice.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Those who wish to honor her memory may do so by contributing to the American Lung Association or Charity Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, OH.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.