Ruth E. Short, age 70 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 2019, at FairlawnHaven in Archbold.
She was born April 13, 1949, at Bellefontaine, the daughter of Lester and Dorothy (Blough) Roth, and married Thomas Short on June 27, 1970.
A resident of the Archbold area since 1970, she was a homemaker, assisted her husband on the farm, and was also a child care provider in her home for more than 20 years.
She enjoyed playing table games, reading and watching sports.
Ruth was an active member of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, where she served as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, an elder, and in numerous other volunteer positions.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; three daughters, Kerrin (Stuart) Moeller of Portland, Ore., Kendra (John) Grzywinski of Frisco, Texas, and Kristin (Jeremy) Newman of Roanoke, Va.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Rich (Alvina) Roth of Luray, Va. and Ken (Terri) Roth of Harrisonburg, Va.; and one sister Jean (Bill) Hawk of Harrisonburg, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services were held on Monday at 5 p.m. at Zion Mennonite Church with pastors Cliff Brubaker, Sue Short and Corben Weaver Boshart officiating. Interment preceded in the North Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts will be divided between several of Ruth’s favorite charities. www.ShortFuneral Home.com.