ruth kelley
Ruth A. Kelley, 74, of Weirton, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008 in Mentor, Ohio at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Tammy Taylor. Born May 5, 1934 in Steubenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Ruth V. Collins. Ruth was also preceded in death by her brothers, William A. Beck and George S. Beck and 4 great-grandchildren. Ruth Anne enjoyed camping at Lake Austin for more than 27 years. She loved spending time with her friends, grandchildren and family. She enjoyed 12 years of retirement and loved to beat the pants off of the Jeopardy television game show. With 30 years of service, Ruth Anne retired from Weirton Steel. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, WSX 25-Year Club and the Weir Cove Chapter 3846 AARP. Ruth Anne is survived by her husband, Patrick O. Kelley of Weirton; sister, Bernadine I. Olenick of Weirton; sons, Carl M. Taylor and his wife Debra of Follansbee, WV, Gene A. Taylor and his wife Debbie, Brad E. Taylor and his wife Tammy all of Mentor, Ohio, Neil E. Taylor of Wintersville, OH., and Alan R. Taylor of Cadiz, OH.; step-daughters, Shirley A. Misselwitz and her husband Craig of Weirton and Kathleen H. Deakie of Corydon, IN.; 14 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Wednesday, June 25 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Ruth Anne will lie in state from 9:30AM until time of the 10:00AM Funeral service on Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3432 West Street, Weirton, WV, with The Reverend Jaclin Ryan Bussey officiating. Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice of Steubenville, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Our prayers are with all of the family. Ruthie was a great friend and one person that really liked a good laugh and having fun at lake austin. God Bless.. Jack@Carole..

  2. Dear Brad, Tammy and Family, Our deepest love and sympathy to you and your family. Someone said to me once, a mother is the first woman a son loves. How true that is. The love you have for her was obvious to all who know you. The two of you have honored your mother as the bible says in such a caring and compassionate way. She will always live on in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you both. Sandy and Scott

  3. Our deepest sorrow for your loss, Ruthie was a real fine lady and we will miss her but,we will always remember her.

  4. Dear Tammy Jo,Brad and family, We want you to know that our prayers are with you each and every day. May God hold you in his arms throughout the upcoming days. We love you and are here for anything that your family needs. Mom will truly be loved and missed by us. She is and always has been a special Angel.

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