Ruth attended Greenwich High School and worked at various jobs. She cleaned houses, worked at Kooken’s and the Hotel, babysat, sold Avon, tended vending machines and books for the community. Ruth was also the librarian for the Greenwich Library for many years. She retired from the library in January 1997.
She was a member of several area card clubs and the Channel Cats CB Club.
Ruth’s family was the first and foremost to her. She liked to scrapbook and loved the Cleveland Indians.
Ruth was the beloved mother to Karin (Don) Perry, Chad (Trisha) Buchanan, Gary (Kirsten) Buchanan, Karla (Larry) Buchanan, Kenneth (Suzy) Parrott and Cindy (Rick) Schimpff; daughter-in-law, Shelly Holzmiller Buchanan; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Jay and Maude (Sweet) Pettit; son, Keith Parrott; grandson, Justin Parrott; brothers, Donald, Ralph, Chuck, Kenneth and Robert Pettit and sisters, Corrine Momeyer, Shirley Music and Audrey Watts.
The visitation for Ruth will be held at Eastman Funeral Home in Greenwich from 6-8 pm Friday where a service will begin at 11 am on Saturday, February 17th with her grandsons, Jeremy and Benjamin Buchanan officiating. Her interment will follow at Edwards Grove Cemetery in Greenwich.
If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the Greenwich Library, 4 New Street, Greenwich, Ohio 44837. Online condolences may be made by visiting eastmanfuneralhome.com.