Ruth was born May 11, 1933 in Riverview, OH daughter of the late Lee and Martha Ryan Byard.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Bellaire, OH.
Preceding her in death was a brother, Ralph Byard.
Surviving is her husband, Richard P. Cassandra; children, R. Blaine Cassandra of Dixon, CA, Lisa E. (Eric) Albright of Edinboro, PA, Gary M. Cassandra of Bellaire, OH and Christine A. (Andy) Johnson of Lakewood, OH; brother, Lee (Elaine) Byard of Southington, OH; sisters, Janie (Frank) Magyar of Tallmadge, OH and Kay (Michael) Bartik of Troy, OH; sister-in-law, Dottie Byard of Kinsman, OH; and two grandchildren, Kathryn Johnson and Kyle Johnson.
Family and friends will be received Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Bauknecht - Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th St. Bellaire, OH.
Funeral liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.
Interment follows in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, OH.
Vigil service at 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions to St. John's Grade School, 350 37th St. Bellaire, OH. 43906.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.