Ruth M. Scherger, 96, of Tiffin, died at 9:39 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Elmwood at the Shawhan, Tiffin.
She was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Tiffin, to the late Frank and Clara (Long) Souders.
She married Arthur J. Scherger Oct. 3, 1936, in New Port, Ky. He died Sept. 9, 1985.
Survivors include a son, Joseph A. (Rita) Scherger of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Cynthia Schalk, Daniel (Pam) Scherger, Jeffrey (Dana) Scherger and Karen (Mark) Pardi; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cheri Diane Scherger; three brothers, George, Richard and Paul Souders; and four sisters, Madeline McCarthy, Belva McElheny, Frances Kuhn and Verna Mae Souder.
Ruth was a 1934 Columbian High School graduate. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, St. Francis Home Auxiliary, Columbian Alumni Association, Eagles Auxiliary and Allen Eiry Senior Center.
Visitation with the family will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
Prayers will be said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church officiated by the Rev. Gary Walters. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
For directions to the funeral home or to leave an online condolence for the family, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.