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Ruth E. Forester Eddy

April 29, 1930 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Ruth Elizabeth Forester Eddy passed away at Gables Care Center on September 9, 2022. Born April 29, 1930 in Fairplay, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Edith Forester.  Preceded in death by her husband George Eddy Jr., daughter Denise George, son George (Bob) Eddy III, brother Daun Forester and sister Shirley (Bob) Dillon.

A graduate of Wintersville High School, Ruth continued to support the school serving six years on the Wintersville Stadium committee, where she was the first woman president.

Ruth was well known in the community, belonging to the area chamber of commerce board of directors and in 1972 received the outstanding citizen award. She served as chairperson of the Bicentennial committee and played a key role in the “Save Our Steel” campaign. Ruth organized letters to be delivered to the White House and residents to visit President Carter protesting foreign steel imports.

For over 40 years, Ruth was a great force behind Forester Nursing Home serving as administrator. She served on numerous garden club committees on both local and a national level.  In her and George's retirement they enjoyed spending countless hours creating memories with their grandchildren camping, boating, and traveling. 

Ruth will be greatly missed by her surviving sister Lois (Leonard) Kayafas, son- in law Larry George, her daughter-in-law Denise Shoemaker Eddy, sister-in-law Renee Forester, grandchildren Jason (Melissa) Eddy of Bloomingdale, Sara Eddy of Akron, and Chad George of Columbus, and 4 great grandchildren Nathan, Nicholas, Alaina and Xander.

Friends and family may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Wednesday from 3-6 pm. Services will be at 10 am on Thursday with Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben Burial Estates. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Jefferson County Joint Vocational School to the George "Bob" Eddy Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1509 Co. Hwy. 22A, Bloomingdale, Ohio 43910.

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