Ruth E. McLaughlin (née Ridenour), 1917-2018

Ruth E. McLaughlin (née Ridenour)  was born Friday, November 16, 1917 in Rockbridge, Ohio .

she died Monday, November 19, 2018. her recorded age was 101.

her remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 27  - section F  - space #1 West (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Ramsey Funeral Home & Crematorium. The burial took place on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.

Ruth E. McLaughlin passed away peacefully on November 19, 2018 at the age of 101 in Leander, Texas. She was born on November 16, 1917 to Boyd and Lilly May Ridenour in Rockbridge, Ohio.

Ruth lived a profoundly impactful life—a life centered around integrity, humility, patience, wisdom, humor, virtue and faith. Her faith was rooted in her trust in Jesus throughout her life. She was a dedicated, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruth lived most of her adult life in Worthington, Ohio where she was active in the community and had leadership roles in the Presbyterian Women’s United and the Women’s Golf League.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, R. Fred McLaughlin. She is survived by her sons: Tom (Yong) McLaughlin of Mercer Island, Washington, and John (Terry) McLaughlin of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren: Dan (Jeanie), Tyler (Jennifer), David, Adrian (Anna), James (Heather), Jordan, Sarah (Dustin), and Ryan; great-grandchildren: Ashley, Blake, Collins, Jack, Kendall, Kelsey, Lillian and Everett.

The family wishes to thank the exceptional caregivers at the Legacy at Crystal Falls in Leander, Texas for the skilled, passionate care they gave Ruth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at or to Habitat for Humanity at

A private burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Worthington, Ohio.