ANTWERP, Ohio — Ruth L. Neely, 97, passed away on Monday, June 30,
2014, at 11:50 a.m., at Vancrest of Antwerp Assisted Living, in Antwerp.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1916, in Antwerp, to Elmer B. and Clara L.
(Armstrong) Beiderwell who preceded her in death. On Oct. 27, 1938, she
married Ernest James Neely and he died on June 30, 2004.
was a homemaker. She retired from Universal Tool and Stamping Company in
Butler, Indiana. She was an active member of the Antwerp United
Methodist Church, in Antwerp. She was a former member of the Bethel
United Methodist Church of rural Antwerp, where she was a Youth
Fellowship Leader, a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the WCTU.
was a 1934 graduate of Antwerp High School and in 1936 she received her
associate degree from the Ft. Wayne Business College. She was a former
Election Poll Volunteer for Paulding County, Carryall Township. Ruth and
her husband had a passion for many crafts including wood working and
her cross stitching.
The family would like to thank Vancrest of
Antwerp and their staff and Community Health Professionals and Hospice
of Paulding for their excellent care and concern.
survived by three sons, Jerry L. (Diana) Neely, O.D., of Fairborn, Bruce
A. (Saundra) Neely, of Ada, and Jack L. (Nancy) Neely, O.D., of Newark;
seven grandchildren, Daniel E. (Lucy) Neely M.D., Andrew L. (Mary)
Neely, Elizabeth (Jason) Snyder, O.D., Christopher (Laura) Neely,
Jennifer (Josh) Herndon, Anthony (Mai) Wedemeyer and Emily Neely; 15
great-grandchildren, Erin, Courtney, Rachel, Alex and Gabi Neely, Logan
and Rylan Snyder, Seth, Rebecca, Thaddeus, Matthew, David and Noah
Neely, Jasper and Neely Jo Herndon.
She was preceded in death by a
great-grandson, Jonas Allen Neely; a brother, Giles Budd Beiderwell;
and two sisters Maxine Parrett and Marybelle Crosby.
service will begin at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Antwerp
United Methodist Church, 202 E. River St., Antwerp, with Pastor Michael
Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.
with the family will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., on Saturday, July 12, at Antwerp United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Antwerp United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.