Ruth Meyer Hire Parsons, 78, of Concord Care Center, Sandusky, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.
She was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Venice, Margaretta Township, and was one of nine children born to Ray C. and Esther White Meyer. Ruth grew up in Clyde and graduated in 1950 from York Township High School.
She married Eugene Hire in 1951 and had three sons and one daughter. Ruth retired in 1987 from Center Manufacturing in Bellevue. Ruth loved doing needlework and ceramics.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Hire in 1957; and a son, William N. Hire in 2007; her parents; and four sisters and a brother.
Ruth is survived by sons, Ronald (Vicki) Hire of Arizona and Gary Hire of Italy; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pauline Hamer of Norwalk, Mildred Boucher of Greensprings, and Carol Simmons of Toledo.
Friends will be received 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue. Private burial will be at Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.
Memories and condolences may be shared at foosfuneral.com.