Ruth was a homemaker and piano teacher, and enjoyed painting. She graduated from West Minister College and received a Master of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University. Ruth was active in the AAWW, Church Women United and the art group at the Medina Senior Center. She also volunteered at Sunny Acres and Hale Farm for several years.
Ruth was the beloved mother of Henry Knauper of Foristell, Missouri, Elizabeth Morgan of Austin, Texas, Emily Richeson of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Laura (Don) Kalman of Chatham Township; loving grandmother of nine; great grandmother of six; and sister of Lucia Malek of Santa Barbara, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Knauper, to whom she was married 55 years.
Family will receive friends Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Services will be held at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Pastor Mark Campo will officiate. Interment will be at Huntington Center Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Medina County Park District, 6364 Deerview Drive, Medina, OH 44256 or Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com