M. Ruth Thompson, 92, passed away at her home, in her sleep, early Thursday morning August 26, 2021.
She was born in Glassboro, NJ on March 1, 1929 the daughter of Henry and Mary (Johnson) Scholz.
Ruth graduated from Clayton High School and went on to earn her degree in theology from Cleveland Bible College (now known as Malone University); it was there that she met her husband and the love of her life, Emerson J. Thompson.
She worked for the Ashtabula County Medical Center for 20 years until her retirement in 1998. She was a loyal and dedicated member of the Edgewood Church of the Nazarene, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She had many hobbies and interests, but she lived a life that was centered around her faith and her family. She was so very proud of her children and grandchildren; time with family was what brought her the most happiness.
She is survived by her loving family: her children: Chris (Alan) Kettunen, Marti Tredway and Dale (Tina) Thompson; her grandchildren: James Tredway, Jeremy (Joy) Tredway, Michelle (Rich) Vanek, Michael (Amber) Tredway. Andrew (April) Tredway, Shawn (Nichole) Thompson, Ian Thompson, Mason Thompson, and Jonathan Kettunen; many great-grandchildren and her brother Henry Scholz, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Emerson in 2005; her grandson Michael Arnn, her sisters Mary Cremer and Bernice Kniveton; and her son-in-law Clay Tredway.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 28 at 10:00 am at the Edgewood Church of the Nazarene, 3025 North Ridge Road East, Ashtabula.
Memorial contributions can be made to Edgewood Church of the Nazarene or Hospice of the Western Reserve.
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