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Ruth Wagner

Ruth Elaine (Riedel) Wagner, 87, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at 10:02 p.m. peacefully with family by her side at home on the family farm near Sycamore.
Ruth was born on Jan. 31, 1935, on her grandparents farm east of Sycamore to Harvey M. Sr. and Jessie L. (Parkins) Riedel. She married the love of her life, Glen E. Wagner on Dec. 27, 1953, in Sycamore. They were married 63 years with Glen preceding her in death on April 12, 2017.
Surviving are their two children, Sharon A. (Verne) Shellhouse of rural Tiffin, and Daniel G. Wagner of Columbus; four grandchildren, Micah (Amie) Hurley, Jennifer (Joe) McCann, Sarah (Matt) Libeg and Emily Shellhouse; nine great-grandchildren, Logan (Marissa Leeth) Hurley, Makenna (Michael Eisenhower) Hurley, Hunter and Tanner Hurley, Colin and Evan Smith, Logan and Joey McCann and Margaret Libeg; one great-great-grandchild, Kinslee Hurly; along with nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harvey Jr. (Leura) and Homer (Doris) Riedel.
Ruth was retired from Mohawk Local School System having driven a school bus full-time for over 25 years and assisted in the Sycamore cafeteria part time. She also enjoyed assisting Glen on their farm and gardening through the years. Ruth was a member of Sycamore United Church of Christ, a graduate of Sycamore High School Class of 1953, a member of Mohawk Historical Society and Wyandot County Tracers and past member of Ohio Farm Bureau.
For hobbies, Ruth enjoyed bowling for many years, watching the Cleveland Indians, Browns, Cavaliers, The Ohio State Buckeyes and her grandchildren’s sports events. She also enjoyed attending auctions and garage sales and collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia. Ruth was interested in family genealogy and above all loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Elyse Cramer officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be held the same day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the memorial service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Shriners Hospital for Children or Mohawk Historical Society in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at

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