Ruth E. Weber

Ruth E. Weber, 84, of Bucyrus, died late Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Bucyrus Community Hospital after weeks of failing health.

She was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Tiffin, to Gottlob and Mary Ellen (Price) Fritz.

Ruth is survived by three children, Vicky D. Weber, Gary M.(Juliana) Weber and Debra K.(Dwayne) Cooper, all of Bucyrus; seven grandchildren, Jessica Wolff, Arron (Jen) Weber, Ryan Stauffer, Tiffany (Josh) Ginter, Dustin (Ashley) Stauffer, Becky (Jason) Honaker, all in Ohio, and Jamie (Mark) Alltop of Tennessee; 13 great-grandchildren, Savannah, Cambria, Grady, Addison, Jordyn, Alexis, Hadley, Brooklyn, Emily, Makenzie, Blaize, Cole and Christopher (Morgan); a great-great-grandson, Mikel; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Tinker.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Carl Fritz, George Fritz and Mary Thiele.

Ruth graduated from Columbian High School in 1952 and still enjoyed getting together with classmates. In the summer of 1951, she was set up on a blind date with a young man named Ned Weber of Bettsville. He proposed just before joining the Air Force and they were married on Oct. 12, 1952. They shared 63 years of marriage before his death Nov. 8, 2015. After Ned’s discharge, they returned to Seneca County where Ned farmed with his brother. In 1961, the Weber family moved to Bucyrus where Ned operated a service station. In addition to raising her family, Ruth was the owner/operator of the Short Stop, worked at Schrier’s Cheese as a waitress and manager, Harter’s in customer service, Regis Paper Co. and finally at Waycraft as a caregiver and job coach. She remained active after retiring, never letting her physical limitations get her down, and even finished her third quilt in the past year.

She was a woman of deep faith who worshiped through prayer, Bible study, and as an active church member. Many will remember Ruth as “The Card Lady” as countless cards were sent with love for every occasion by Ruth, and Ned always made sure she had plenty of stamps to mail them. While she loved a good joke, most of the laughter was heard as Ruth ruined the punchline as she tried to tell it. She enjoyed bowling when she was younger and did a lot of traveling, commemorative spoons along the way for her big collection She cheered on her Buckeyes loudly, even in last week’s Rose Bowl victory. She was a member of the former Bucyrus Eastern Star, Bucyrus United Methodist Church and the Ever-Faithful Sunday School class of the former Grace United Methodist Church.

Ruth’s funeral will begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Bucyrus United Methodist Church Worship Center, 227 S. Walnut St., where her family will receive friends prior to the service, 10-11:50 a.m. Saturday. A private burial in Oakwood Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Contributions may be made payable to Bucyrus United Methodist Church and given at the church Saturday or Wise Funeral Service, Bucyrus.

Memories and photos can be shared on Ruth’s tribute page at