Mary Ruth Whittaker
Mary Ruth Whittaker
  • January 31, 1939 - July 16, 2017
  • Dayton, Ohio

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WHITTAKER, Mary Ruth (Abney), passed peacefully on July 16, 2017 at home while under the care of Hospice of Dayton, whom we thank many times over. This is a time of grieving for our family as we have lost a very special lady. She was a wonderful sister, aunt & an amazing friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Minnie Abney; brothers, Lester, Louis, Gene & Berry Abney; sisters Viola Heid, Beulah Lewis, Alene Moore, & Lucille McIntosh. Those remaining to mourn her death include her sister, Audrey Adams of Ravenna KY; brothers Art (Billie) Abney of Centerville, Tom (Dorie) Abney of Dayton, and Hubert (Phyllis) Abney of Beavercreek, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces & nephews. She wasn't just a sister, an aunt or a friend to the many but our "keeper"; she will be missed by All of Us! She worked for NCR & General Motors Corporation where she later retired. As the Matriarch of the family she provided open arms and her heart with family meals, running errands and taking on some responsibility for those young ones in need; no questions asked. She was there and remained a pillar of hope, faith and love for our family throughout the many years.
A funeral service will be held on July 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432 with Pastor Timothy Hamilton officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at