Charlotte E. (Rust) Ruth, 75, died Feb. 5, 2008, in Amherst Manor Nursing Home, in Amherst, Ohio, following a long illness.
Mrs. Ruth was born in Elyria, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Walter C. and Ethel E. (Brubaker) Rust. She was a graduate of Clearview High School, class of 1951, and M. B. Johnson School of Nursing, Elyria, in 1954. She taught nursing, and worked for several area physicians.
She also worked for 17 years as the office manager for North Ohio Heart Center, retiring in 1997. She was past president of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers, a member of the Social Order of Beauceant, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, member and past worthy matron of the Avon Lake Chapter of Order of Eastern Star.
She was also an alumni of Leadership Lorain, Class of 1992. Mrs. Ruth was a member of First Congregational Church of Avon Lake, Avon Lake, Ohio.
She is survived by sisters, Martha Phillips of Peru, Ind., Virginia Rust, of Northeast Pennsylvania, and Barbara Rust of Wauwatosa, Wis.; brother, Douglas Rust of Elyria; and 11 nieces and one nephew.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jack W. Ruth, who died Nov. 18, 2007.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Home Services Inc., Living Memorial in the name of Barbara Rust, 600 Hoffman Drive, Watertown, WI 53094; or to Shiners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3015.
Condolences may be made at boyer-cool.com.
Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain, has been entrusted with the arrangements.