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Ruth E. Guthrie Wagner

June 19, 1926 — August 22, 2023

Phoenix, Az. & Eaton, OH

Ruth E. Guthrie Wagner

Ruth E. Guthrie Wagner age 97 of Phoenix, AZ. and formerly of Eaton, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, in Phoenix, AZ.

 

Ruth was born on June 19, 1926, in Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Charles K. & Mary E. (Wolfinger) Barndt. She graduated from the Jefferson College School of Nursing in 1946. Moving to Eaton in 1951, Ruth and her husband Rev. Ellis G. Guthrie were called to minister to the members of Eaton Church of the Brethren, retiring in 1989.

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her 1st Husband: Rev. Ellis G. Guthrie in 1990 and 2nd Husband: John Wagner in 2013; Brother: Charles K. Barndt in 1987.

 

Survived by her children: Barbara & Ralph Buzbee of Phoenix, AZ., Sharon & Jim Main of Peoria, AZ, Renita & Mark Ellington of Ft. Wayne, IN, Joel & Cynde Guthrie of Eaton, OH. 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren 1 great great grandson.

 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Saturday September 2, 2023, at Barnes Funeral Home – 220 East Main Street – Eaton, Ohio. The funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery – Eaton, Ohio.

 

Online condolences at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, September 2, 2023

10:15 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Barnes Funeral Home - Eaton

220 E Main St, Eaton, OH 45320

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

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Barnes Funeral Home - Eaton

220 E Main St, Eaton, OH 45320

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Mound Hill Cemetery (Old Section)

533 West Main Street , Eaton, OH 45320

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