Ruth M. Clark, 85, of Genoa, entered eternal life Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
She was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Oregon, to Adolf and Clara Grotz. She married Galen "Jack" Clark April 14, 1948, and they were married 41 years before his passing in 1989. The majority of their life together was spent living in Williston, where they raised four children, Daniel, Ronald, Kaye and Amy.
Mom was a stay-at-home wife and mother for many years but as her children grew older, she began working at Luther Home of Mercy. She was a cook and worked in the laundry department. Mom was a member of Hope Community Church of the Nazarene, Oregon.
Our mom will always be remembered for her kindness toward others, her willingness to serve, a great sense of humor and her strong love of God. Mom accepted Jesus early in her life. Her desire was that all her family come to receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. She daily prayed for each of her family members. Proverbs 31:27-28 perfectly describes our mom, "She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed;" Our lives are blessed because of you, Mom! We will always love you.
Ruth is survived by her sister, Catherine Morse; brother, Rollie (Betty) Grotz; four children, Daniel (Terri) Clark, Ronald (Deb) Clark, Kaye (John) Harbal and Amy (Jerry) Lach; eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Alison, Eric, Traci, Kelley, Julie, Jeremiah and Joshua; and eight great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Lukas, Elijah, Harper, Carson, Jayden, Joshua and Sarah.
Besides her husband, Galen, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Grotz; and grandson, Aaron Clark.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa.
Her funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Allen Township Cemetery, Williston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Ruth may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 N. Sycamore Line Road, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.