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Ruth Lynch

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ruth Lynch, 89, Brazil, passed away, unexpectedly, at her residence in the early morning hours of Jan. 19, 2008.

Born June 4, 1918, in Knightsville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Smith) Altman.

She spent 16 years with her husband operating the former Twin Beach Club, which later became Twin Beach Estates. She enjoyed her many church friends and was a member of the Loyal Sons and Daughters Sunday school class at Staunton Christian Church.

In her later years, she was a faithful visitor to many friends and relatives in nursing homes and doing for others unselfishly. She was always cooking delicious treats for her family and friends. She loved the many years she spent in her home, on the beach hill, by the lake.

She also volunteered at the Food Pantry in Brazil for many years and was a faithful member of the Staunton Christian Church for nearly 57 years.

Among her hobbies was driving. It wasn't until the passing of her husband in 1983 that she learned to drive at the age of 65. She was a loving person who gave to others freely and was devoted to her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Lockhart and husband Richard, Carolyn Crane, Linda Swaner and husband Ron, and Patsy Shepard and husband Acy, grandchildren Tony Evans, Robert Hill and wife Cindy, Sherri Downey and husband Dwain, Samantha Crane, Brenda Swaner and husband Chris, and Julie Will and husband David, great-grandchildren Jeffrey and Josh Galbraith, Tiffany Torbert, Mieey and Tessa Hill, Jordan and Caitlin Swaner, Nathan, Jessica and Tyler Will, great-great-grandchildren Grant, Landon Isaac, Daelynn and Hayden, sister Kathryn Ladd and sister-in-law Jessie Nicoson as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence S. Altman and Ella A. (Smith) Altman, husband Lester F. Lynch, siblings Frances Hermmann, Helen Jewell, Louanna Sawyer, Cecile Altman, Bill Altman, Carl Altman, Kenneth Altman, Ralph Altman, and great-grandson Dillon Torbert.

Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel at 11 a.m., Wednesday, with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Lawson-Miller Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Staunton Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To light a candle in her memory, visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com.