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Ruth A (Forbus) Thomas

July 30, 1932 ~ May 9, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Ruth A. Thomas, 90, of Findlay, Ohio passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, on July 30, 1932 to the late Lloyd and Marie (Jacobs) Forbus. She married Donald L. (Don) Thomas on March 21, 1959 and he survives.

Ruth is also survived by her children; Cynthia Brown of Wexford, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey (Tina) Thomas of Greer, South Carolina, and Andrew (Jeanette) Thomas of Findlay, Ohio, one sister Janet Holland in Point Pleasant West Virginia, and five grandchildren; Blair Brown of Massachusetts, Kyle Brown of South Carolina, Morgan Thomas of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Matthew Thomas of Findlay, Ohio and Joshua Thomas of South Carolina. She was preceded in death by a brother Hubert Forbus of Florida and a sister Betty Mitchell of Louisiana.

Ruth worked in younger years for C and P, Indiana Bell and Ohio Bell as an operator. Additionally, she was employed 12 years at Judson Palmer Home in Findlay, Ohio. She enjoyed working with the older generations. Ruth was a member of College First Church of God and was faithful to work with the small children in the church’s nursery.

She loved playing golf and bridge including duplicate. Ruth was excellent at jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and of course Jeopardy! Ruth and Don enjoyed traveling together, he often spoiled her by bringing home her favorite…chocolate.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 to 11:00am on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue Findlay, Ohio. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home beginning at 11:00am and will be officiated by Rev. David Welker. Burial will take place at the conclusion of the funeral service in Maple Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105; Chopin Hall, 1800 North Blanchard Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840; or College First

Church of God, 1100 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

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May 15, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
May 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Chopin Hall
1800 North Blanchard Street; Suite 125, Findlay OH 45840

College First Church of God
1100 N. Main St., Findlay OH 45840


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