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Ruth Wilburn July 6, 1923 - August 16, 2020


Ruth Wilburn

Mrs. Ruth “Ruthie” Wilburn, age 97, passed away on August 16, 2020.

Ruth was born in Westmoreland, TN to George and Clara Hall. Ruth married Carl Wilburn and he preceded her in death, in 1981. Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Randy Wilburn and grand-son-in-law Tim Faehr.

Ruth is survived by her children; George “Jerry” Wilburn, Carl “Terry” Wilburn, granddaughters; Jeri Lynne Faehr and Tracy (Ken) Spears, niece, Tammy Baker, great-grandchildren, Hunter & Myles Faehr, Leisa, Courtney and Doug Hoerst, 2 great-great-grandchildren, Savannah & Angel and many extended relatives and friends.

Ruth was a staple in the Finneytown community, having worked for the school district for 26 years. She was an avid golfer, bowler, and an amazing dancer. Ruth did not know a stranger. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Visitation for Mrs. Ruth Wilburn will be held at Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Chapel from 9 AM on August 29, 2020, until graveside services begin at 10 AM. She will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be directed to the American Cancer Society https://donate3.cancer.org/ or the Springfield Township Fire Department, 9150 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.

Visitation for Mrs. Ruth Wilburn will be held at:
Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Chapel from 9 AM on August 29, 2020, until graveside services begin at 10 AM.
She will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Gardens.


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    Ellie Davis says

    It has been a joy being your friend … wish we had met sooner 😔 … Ellie Davis

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    Charlene Mecklenburg says

    She was a dear lady and a friend of my Mom’s. So sorry.

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    Nancy Meyers says

    Ruth was a very special lady who impacted so many young people’s lives during her time as a nurse in the Finneytown schools and beyond. She was always understanding, caring, thoughtful, and fun. To have known her is a special honor. My heartfelt condolences.

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    Dave Matre says

    Mrs Wilburn and the entire family – Please know that you are in my best memories and in my thoughts and heart at this time and forever

    Dave Matre

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    Paul Hennessey says

    Ruthie was always the life of the party and a great dancer. We use to trade jokes when ever we got together. She will be greatly missed bu all who knew her.

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    Marsha Brown says

    Ruth was like a mom to all Finneytowners. Certainly to the grades her sons were in. She was always ready to be supportive, cheer on a team, go to a reunion. A bright light is gone. She will be missed by so many.

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    Marsha Brown says

    Dear Terry and Jerry,
    Your mother was like a “ room mother” to all Finneytowners. She was always accessible. She was full of love and full of life. You are fortunate to have had such a special mom! We’ll all miss her, too!😘

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    Barb & Denny Buerkle says

    Denny and I have known Ruth since our high school years when we were friends with her son Terry. She was always there at the football and basketball games. She attended most of our Reunions and especially the one we had 2 years ago when she was 95 — she didn’t look or act her age. She was so active and so upbeat. She will truly be missed but her memories will last forever. Love you Ruth and we will always remember you!!

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    Tom Peddicord says

    Everyone loved “Mrs. Cat”, and she will be missed. All of us Finneytown grads have fond memories of her in the stands as her sons performed. Leading cheers, always happy, and wearing one of the most endearing smiles I ever witnessed. All of us who knew her are blessed to have done so. No one loved, nor was more proud of, her family. I know her life celebration will be as positive as she always was. 97 years well spent.

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    Susan Huelsebusch Stafford says

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother, Terry, and family. Moms just can’t ever be replaced.

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    Janet Altenbach Nye says

    The last time I saw her we were playing golf. Always so vibrant and always made everyone feel so special. I’m so sorry for her loss to Terry, Jerry, and family. 😥

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      Ali and aela says

      She was the best neighbor we could ask for , she took in my daughter as if she was her own , she will be deeply missed by so many , our hearts are broken into a million pieces ! We love you miss Ruth ! Prayers to her family

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