Ruth Tipton, 95, Nashville

Ruth Naomi (Miller) Tipton, 95, of Nashville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Sycamore Run Nursing Home, Millersburg, after an extended illness.

Ruth was born June 8, 1917 in Lakeville, the daughter of Harry E. and Ada Irene (Sayre) Miller, and married George A. Tipton on May 19, 1937. He preceded her in death June 3, 1997.

She was a homemaker and a seamstress. Ruth always poured her heart into helping others. She loved cooking, sewing, playing games, gardening and serving others.

Ruth was a 60-year member of Nashville Church of Christ, before retiring in Millersburg where she attended St. John's Church of Millersburg. She was a 65-year member of Nashville Grange, enjoyed garden club, card club, Millersburg Senior Citizens, Nashville Church of Christ Ladies Ministries and was a 4-H adviser for 35 years.

Surviving are children, Suzan Irene (Larry) Gilt of Millersburg and George Edward (Sue Ellen) Tipton of Lancaster: grandchildren, Craig (Lynne) Gilt, Lori (Scott) Pringle and Jennifer (Bruce) Sorrell; great-grandchildren, Ian, Ali and Ike Gilt, Brooke and Bree Pringle, Jack and Brynn Sorrell: a sister, Harriet Mutchler of Florida; and a sister-in-law, Lucie Tipton of Millersburg. She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and special friends, Wayne Leininger of Nashville, Mark Leininger of Wooster and Cathy (Ron) Hay of Nashville.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Roswell Miller and Harry Miller Jr.; a sister, Beatrice Markley; and a friend, Julia Leininger.

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