Ruth T. Martin
Ruth (Thomas) Martin, of Ashland, Ky., died while in the care of Hospice of Cincinnati on Jan. 14, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Edgar Martin; her brother, Harold F. Thomas; and her sisters, Mildred Warnock and Evelyn Edgell. She was the daughter of the late Nettie Adams and Bernard Thomas. She was 87 years old.
She is survived by six nephews, Charles F. McMullin (Anne), Jerry Warnock (Carla), Bob McMullin (Linda), Gary McMullin (Joyce), James Bernard Thomas (Avra), and Dale Thomas; and three nieces, Karen Lee (Richard), Carlyne Gullett (Ralph), and Ruth Ann Warnock. She was grandmother to four grandchildren, Tim Martin (Shelly), Tammy Dills (Alan), Eddie Martin (Trina) and Melinda Martin. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews as well as great-great-nieces and nephews.
She retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated and loving caregiver to her mother, Nettie Adams and her husband, Eddie Martin. Ruth was described as a feisty, very strong-willed woman, who always spoke her mind. She was a great cook and special aunt and grandmother to her family. She spent most of her life in Ashland. When her health began to fail, she moved to Cincinnati in 1999 to be close to family.
A committal memorial service will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home in Cincinnati is in charge of arrangments.