Ruth Ann Hand, 68, of Stoutsville, Ohio, formerly of Pt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Circleville, Ohio.
She was born Oct. 24, 1942 in Point Pleasant, the daughter of the late of Isaiah and Bessie (Pearson) Crump.
Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hand; an infant son, David Wayne Hand; a sister; and three brothers.
She is survived by her children, Debra (Adam) Hundley of Stoutsville; Patricia (Chuck) Grimmett of Fulton, Richard Hand II of Columbus, and Elizabeth Hand of Carroll; grandchildren, Suzann and Tyler Hundley; 12 brothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was an avid reader, and she especially liked Agatha Christie novels. She also enjoyed working all kinds of puzzles and loved anything chocolate. Her smile, her laugh, her hugs and her humor will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, Ohio 43113, where family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service.
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