Ruth Yochum


HICKSVILLE -- Ruth I. Yochum, 69, died Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born on September 24, 1942, in Paulding, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Irene (Hinsch) Stahl. She attended Paulding High School. She was married to Frank Yochum, and he preceded her in death. Ruth retired from Harlan Cabinets in 2009, after 20 years. She was a member of the First Apostolic Church, Defiance, Ohio, and Mt. Zion Ladies Aide, Grover Hill, Ohio.

Ruth is survived by four sons, John of Harlingen, Texas, Jim of Hayworth, Illinois, Jerry of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Frank Jr. (Candy) of Donna, Texas; two daughters, Francine (Dave) Martin and Bette-Sue (Ben) Johnson of Hicksville, Ohio; a sister, Dianne (Jack) Dietz of Hicksville; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward, in infancy; and a granddaughter, April Trenary

Funeral services for Ruth will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Robert Frake of the First Apostolic Church, Defiance, Ohio, will officiate. Visitation will also be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

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