Ruth M. Oliver

Ruth M. Oliver, 98, of Marietta, passed away at 1:05 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Marietta Center.

She was born May 16, 1916, in Washington County, Ohio, a daughter of Ora and Norma Slobohm Erbse.

Ruth was employed in the Dietary Department at Marietta Memorial Hospital for over 40 years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and loved to play Bingo.

On Sept. 5, 1956, she married Edwin E. “Hap” Oliver, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1970. Ruth is survived by her sister, Hilda Warren of Marietta; and two nephews, Jeff and Jay Warren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Erbse; and brother-in-law, Paul R. Warren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, with burial following in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home, and until the hour of the service on Friday, Aug. 29.

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