Ruth Gwendolyn Minor, Age 85 of Canton, went home to be with the Lord, early in the morning Monday, October 15, 2007, of natural causes. Ruth was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. She was born on January 30, 1922 in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Clyde and Esta Richards. She and was a life member of the First Assembly of God Church in Louisville. Ruth was a lover of horses, as well as of her two dogs and two cats- Tippie, Pedie, Bootsy and Tommy. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Minor; brothers, William (Mary) Richards, and David (Inis) Richards; sisters Marcella (Bob) Maine, and Hazel Scaggs. Ruth is survived by a son, William (Betty Anne) Humphreys of Massillon, sister and care giver Shirley (Dutch) Moorehart, granddaughter Traci (Humphreys) and Mike Tanksley; great-grandson Dawson Tanksley. "Grandma" is also survived by her beloved second family; granddaughter, or as she would say, "her girl" Darlyn A. McDermott and her mother, Darlyn (Neal) Hooker. Ruth also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and as well as her faithful friend Freda McCrumm, with whom she shared the love the of the Lord and many years of friendship. The family would especially like to thank the Magnolia Village of Wadsworth for such good care over the last months and would like to express sincere gratitude to Larry and Cathy there, who were wonderful caregivers.
Friends and family may call TONIGHT Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel from 6-8p.m. and for one hour prior to the services on Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God of Louisville 1921 Main Street, Louisville, with Rev. Danny Deem officiating. Interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com