Lumbrezer, Ruth

Written by David Green.

Ruth Mary Lumbrezer, 90, of County Road 22, Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 16, 2012, at the Swanton Health Care nursing home in Swanton, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Timothy and Hazel (Kunkel) Hartigan. She married Bernard J. “Dud” Lumbrezer on April 25, 1953, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Toledo, and he survives.

Ruth lived her early life in the Toledo and Assumption, Ohio, areas and settled in Fayette in 1962. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo and furthered her education to become a registered nurse. Ruth worked for several years at Mercy Hospital in Toledo, and later at Morenci Area Hospital, where she retired. She is remembered for her love of cooking and baking. Ruth was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette.

In addition to her husband, Ruth is survived by a son, Dan Lumbrezer of Fayette; a son-in-law, Warren Black of Fayette; three grandchildren, Lindsey Smith of Columbia, S.C., Jennifer (and Ken) Kusz of Toledo, and Amanda Black of Fayette; and three great-grandchildren, Autumn Black, Hunter Smith and Benjamin Kusz.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a son in infancy, Patrick Lumbrezer; a daughter, Vicki Black; brother and sister-in-law John (and Joanne) Hartigan; and a granddaughter in infancy, Erin Black.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth Lumbrezer is planned at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, with Father Robert Holden officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Assumption. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Church, the Gorham-Fayette Fire Department, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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