Ruth Elizabeth Kellogg

Ruth Kellogg, 88, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Great Trail Care Center surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born in Irondale on Dec. 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Bessie (Crowe) Murphy and Harvey Grafton.

Ruth was a graduate of Irondale High School. She was a member of Minerva United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women holding many offices over the years.

She was a member of the Don V. Cross American Legion Post 357 Auxiliary, where she served on the selection committee for Buckeye Girls State. Ruth also was active with the Minerva Community Meals Program.

She worked at Minerva Wax Paper for 31 years, retiring in 1989.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Karen (Thomas) Nolan, of Canton; three sons, Gary (Lynne) Kellogg, of Atlanta, Ga., Robert (Jackie) Kellogg, of Palm City, Fla., and Bruce (Linda) Kellogg, of Malvern; a step-son, David (Cecilia) Kellogg, of New Galilee, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford in 1966, step-father, Charles Murphy; two infant sons; a daughter, Brenda Dean; two brothers, Robert J. Grafton, and Charles Murphy, and two sisters, Dorothy Dearth, and Pauline Murphy.

Funeral Services were held at the Minerva United Methodist Church Nov. 5, with Rev. Dale Thomas officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minerva United Methodist Church, 204 N. Main Street, Minerva, OH 44657. Bartley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Friends may express condolences at Bartley's website www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

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