Ruth Virginia  Thompson


Ruth Virginia Lyons Thompson, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Judson Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ruth was born on June 15, 1925, in New Castle, a daughter of Howard L. and Mabel Stiffey Lyons.
She was the wife of the late William Thompson; mother of Bruce Thompson (Pam), Doug Thompson (Robin) and the late Barbara Ottens (Paul, surviving); grandmother of Emma Ottens, Nathanial, Bradley and Sally Thompson; sister of William Lyons (Cynthia) and the late Evelyn Wilson, Roy and James Lyons.
Ruth received her nursing degree at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps in World War II. She worked for University Hospitals in Cleveland for more than 35 years, retiring as nursing supervisor.
Ruth made a difference in the lives of those around her.
A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Judson Park.
A private memorial service is planned for this spring at the family farmstead in Hickory Township, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio, 44120.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Published on January 9, 2019
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