Ruth Like


LEIPSIC -- Ruth N. (Siemet) Like, 75, of Leipsic, and formerly of New Bavaria, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Meadows of Leipsic.

She was born March 18, 1937. On June 13, 1956, she married Don Like, who passed away in 2005. She was the daughter of the late Harvey McDougle and the late Lavina Gebhart. At the age of 2, she was adopted by the late Ed and Edith Hermiller. She helped her husband Don with the farming and plumbing while raising the family. She and Don loved growing a huge garden together. She was a member of New Bavaria Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ladies Auxiliary at the New Bavaria VFW and Catholic Ladies Auxiliary of New Bavaria.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dee (Rob) Strong of New Bavaria and Kathy Craley of Maumee; two sons, Don (Ann) Like of New Bavaria, and Barry (Rachel) Like of Liberty Center; grandchildren, Laura, Nathan, Joey, Dani, Ben, Austin, Braden and Mason; two great-grandsons, Caden and Carver; a brother, Bob (Diane) Weaver of North Baltimore; brother-in-law, Leopold (Sue) Like of Hillard, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Lee Weaver, Florida; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Terry; and brothers, Ed Weaver and twins Ronald and Donald.

Friends will be received in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., with Father Stephen Stanbery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Contributions can be made in Ruth's memory to Putnam County Hospice. Condolences, cards and memorials may be sent to Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate, Ohio 43527. Please visit to leave online condolences.

Special thanks to family and friends that came to visit mom, it lifted her spirits. Special thanks to RN Dani, all the staff at the Meadows of Leipsic and Putnam County Hospice. All of you were wonderful with mom.

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