Ruth L. Francisco, 83, of Norwalk, died Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2008, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
She was born Dec. 23, 1924, in North Monroeville, a daughter of the late Richard and Anna (Locke) Elsworth and was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the Norwalk First Presbyterian Church and a former member of Olena Presbyterian Church. She was a former employee of F.W. Woolworth Co., Norwalk, and was a former co-manger of Handcraft Headquarters in Norwalk for seven years. She was a member of the Golden Eagles Seniors Club of Monroeville, the Red Hat De-Lites, V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Fisher-Titus Auxiliary. She was a former 4-H advisor and Cub Scout den mother. She also enjoyed riding with her son in his semi rig and was know for her CB handle "Gad About".
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sally Francisco of Olena, Ohio, and Kevin J. Francisco of Hollywood, Fla.; her daughters and son-in-law, Gloria J. and Larry Roth of Norwalk and Linda L. Francisco of Norwalk; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burr O. Francisco in 2002, whom she married April 10, 1946; her sister, Glenadiene Phyllis "Dolly" Feldkamp; her brothers, Clement Clifford "Bud" Barnes, Robert Elsworth Barnes and Leyton Sheldon "Sonny" Barnes; and by two stepbrothers, Dickie and Lee Barnes.
Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Wednesday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, and from noon Thursday until funeral services at 1 p.m. in Norwalk First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Boulevard, Norwalk. The Rev. Adrian Doll will officiate. Burial will be in Olena Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 ; Firelands Habitat For Humanity, PO Box 308, Huron, OH 44839; or to Norwalk First Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.