Ruth E. Steyer

Ruth E. Steyer, 80, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility.

Mrs. Steyer was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Republic, to Lawrence and Dorothy (Hahl) Bogner. She married John Steyer May 21, 1955, in Tiffin, and he preceded her in death April 21, 2001.

A homemaker all her life, Ruth enjoyed gardening, singing in the church choir, playing bingo and knitting. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her daughter, Debra (Richard) McLafferty; three sons, Donald (Linda) Steyer, Edward (Jodi) Steyer and John (Marlene) Steyer; eight grandchildren, Brian and Scott McLafferty, Andrea Steyer, Jamie and Eric Steyer and Nolan, Mason and Lydia Steyer; three great-grandchildren, Grady, Cameron and Rory McLafferty; and a sister, Mary Smith.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gerald Steyer; two brothers; and three sisters.

Friends and family will be received from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, (419) 865-8879, with scripture services beginning at 7 p.m.

Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with her Mass of Christian burial beginning at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Church, 6135 Hill Ave., Toledo. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Autism Center of Northwest Ohio.

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