NAPOLEON -- Ruth Elsie (Schnabele) Delaney, 88, of Napoleon, passed away November 4, 2012, at the Henry County Hospital. She was a resident of the Golden Living Center, Northcrest, in Napoleon, Ohio.
Ruth was born to the late Henry and Elsie (Stauffer) Schnabele at home in Deshler, Ohio. Ruth was married in Lima, Ohio, to William J. Delaney on September 16, 1943.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William J. Delaney; brothers, Robert Schnabele, Carl Schnabele and Donald Schnabele; and grandchild, Neil A. Demmel.
She is survived by her brother, Paul Schnabele, and her sister, Mary (Schnabele) Smith, both of Deshler, Ohio; two children, Judith E. (Delaney) Demmel and Eugene W. Delaney; grandchildren, Jill (Demmel) Wesaw, Mitch Delaney, Joe Delaney and Sara (Delaney) Adams; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Napoleon. She was employed in Lima, Ohio, when she first married. She farmed for many years with her husband. She later worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart for many years. She was a lifelong church member and loved to sing hymns, as well as a member of the Deshler Farmer's Elevator for many years. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and reading.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. today, November 6, 2012, in the Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, 830 N. Scott St., Napoleon, Ohio 43545, 419-592-3010. Visitation will continue in the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 810 Scott St., Napoleon, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, where funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Sherman Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Henry County Cancer Society. Condolences may be made to the family at www.snyderweschefuneralhome.com.