SHUMP, Ruth Carol Thatcher

SHUMP, Ruth Carol Thatcher, 78 of Troy, Ohio, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born December 16, 1934 in Key, Ohio, to the late Alfred and Hermina (Bratka) Thatcher.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Alan R. Shump; Sons and daughters-in-laws: Mark and Catherine Shump of Manhattan Beach, California and Neal and Ketra Shump of Troy; Daughter and son-in-law: Rena and John Jones of Troy; grandchildren: Alexis, Justin and Abby Shump and Andrew and Evan Jones; sister, Eileen Wakefield, of Troy and brother, Alan Thatcher, of Key, Ohio.

Ruth was a graduate of Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Ohio; a member of the First United Methodist Church in Troy where she taught Sunday School and a member of the Troy Garden Club. She was a secretary prior to marriage, a homemaker while her children were in school and then a home day care provider to many of Troy’s youth.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Baird Funeral Home with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Troy. Friends may call on the family Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Place Food Pantry in care of the church.

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