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Ruth Ann Williams Obituary


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“I was sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I have such fond memories of her at Jefferson Jr. High. She was an immense help my first year of teaching! I...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sara Ledzianowski - Toledo, OH

“Our deepest sympathy. The Burchi Family ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Burchi Family - Tempe, AZ

“I am very sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed our friendship when we were both employed at Jefferson.Pat ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Sutherland - Toledo, OH

“We were so saddened to learn about Ruth Ann. We know she had been ill but what a loss for her entire family and all of her friends. I'll remember my...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Moody-White - PA

“Mrs. Williams gave my children swimming lessons. I remember her as a smiling, gracious woman - my kids were happy when she was their teacher. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Gloria Enk - Toledo, OH

“Leonard & I, Tim & Rose, Brian, Kevin & Delia send our most heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. Know that our thoughts & prayers are...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joe & Leonard - Spring Valley, CA

“Dear Dan & Family,We wish you consolation in your loss and are happy to have been able to know a little of your mother through this posting. May all...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: William Greenwald - Chula Vista, CA

“David, Danny and Donalee, Please accept our sympathies. Jean and Ruth had many good years of fellowship in the Circle and we had many hours of fun...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jean and Dick Eddy - Sarasota, FL

“"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother" -- Abraham Lincoln*Dan -- My deepest sympathies to you. I know your mom is watching over...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Geoff Schutt - Washington, DC

“Dave and Natalie and Boys.You have our sympathy on the loss of your mother. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Roy and Linda Coplery - OH

“Dave and Natalie and Boys.You have our sympathy on the loss of your mother. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Roy and Linda Coplery - OH


Ruth Ann Williams, age 77, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family. The daughter of James and Pauline (Burris) Moody, she was born on November 11, 1931 in McDonald, Ohio. Ruth attended Westminster College in Pennsylvania and was involved with the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. For over 18 years, Ruth was employed by the Washington Local School System serving as Executive Secretary to the Principal at Jefferson Junior High School. She also taught swimming lessons and worked as a lifeguard at the West Toledo YMCA for many years. Ruth also worked part-time for Gladieux Catering. Fitness was a big part of Ruth's life. She was an excellent swimmer which was reflected in her competing in the Senior Olympics in the swimming division numerous times. She was also a regular at the Wildwood Athletic Club until just a couple weeks before her death. Ruth enjoyed the sun, water and the beach. She also loved college basketball and was an avid fan of Duke University. Ruth enjoyed traveling, some of her favorite places included Iceland, Alaska, California and Florida. She was a season ticket holder and supporter of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Opera. She was enriched by her memberships to the Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Botanical Garden. Ruth loved to spend quality time with her grandchildren. She was a dear friend to many. And her many friends and family will miss her beautiful, sharing and caring spirit. Ruth is survived by her sons, David Williams (Natalie) of Toledo and Daniel Williams (Myra) of Chula Vista, CA; daughter, Donalee Unal (Dr. Apo) of Harrisburg, PA; grandchildren, Kara Unal and Joshua, Samuel, Christopher and Sara Williams; and sister, Jane Marie Scanlon (John) of Ponte Vedra, FL.Visitation will be on Saturday from 2-9PM at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave., where the funeral ceremony will take place on Sunday at 2PM. Private interment will be in Bradenton, FL. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor's choice.

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