Mann, Ruth

Written by David Green.

Ruth I. Mann, 86, died July 6, 2011, while surrounded by family.

Ruth was born April 21, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio. She worked as a waitress at White City and Smith’s Restaurant. She retired from Florida Power in Sebring, Fla. Ruth was well-known for her pies and cookies, and her family fondly remembers her molasses and sugar cookies. 

 She was a member of the Rebeccas and the Farm Bureau, and she enjoyed bowling. She served as a choir director who loved singing. She sang in a trio with her sisters, Vonda and Ila, at weddings and other events.

Ruth is survived by her son, Paul R. (and Pamela) Mann of Lyons, Ohio; her daughter, Charlene M. Carr of Orlando, Fla.; her sisters, Ila Wyse and Vonda (and Carl) Pennington; and her brothers, Tony Miller and Dannie (and Norma) Miller; eight grandchildren, Derick (and Jennifer) Mann, Bryan (and Dawn) Mann, Regina (and Eric) Mitchey, Jason Mann, Jennifer (and Jeremy) Gonzalez, Ed Carr, John (and Carrie) Carr and Heather Carr; 15 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Logan, Maggie, Thomas, Mckenzie, Remington, Cody, Dalton, Hailey, Lauren, Eddie, Gracie, Madelyn, Makayla and Audriana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Mann; her parents, Willis and Jennie; and her brothers, Willie and Ed Miller. 

Memorial services are planned at 11 a.m. July 23 at the Lyons Christian Church. 

Memorial donations are suggested to the Lyons Christian Church building fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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