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Ruth Ilene (Chatelain) Walton

July 2, 1936 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Ruth Ilene (Chatelain) Walton, 87, of Findlay died peacefully at her residence on Monday, July 17, 2023. Ruth was born on July 2, 1936 in Findlay to the late Harry and Florence (Walters) Chatelain.  She married K. Richard Walton on May 24, 1958 and he preceded her in death on February 14, 1998.

She was a 1954 graduate of Findlay High School and in her younger years, was employed at the Ohio Oil Company (now Marathon Oil Company) as a secretary and also worked as a cook at St. Catherine’s Nursing Home.

Ruth is survived by four children, Julie Munn of Findlay, Beckie Arter of Fremont, Ohio, Doug (Robin) Walton of Jerry City, Ohio, Steve (Andrea) Walton of Bloomdale, Ohio; eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great great granddaughters and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son Robert Walton, brothers, Ned and Tom Chatelain, sons-in-law, Steve Munn and Doug Arter, granddaughter Amanda (Wittenmyer) Burrell, as well as many brothers and sisters in law.

Ruth was a life member of First United Church of Christ, where she held many offices and served on many committees, as well as a member of a CCL group and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Ruth had many interests, including, camping, swimming, boating, crossword puzzles and reading.

Family always came first to Ruth. While raising their children in Fostoria, she was involved in all her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and sports events and Scouts. She also served as PTA president, etc. She especially enjoyed annual Stew Day in the fall at her son Doug’s house.

As Ruth’s wishes were to be cremated, a Memorial Service will be held at the First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Avenue, Findlay, Ohio at 11:00am Thursday, July 20, 2023 officiated by Rev. Eric Rummel, with fellowship afterwards.

Burial will be private at Maple Grove Cemetery with family present.

Memorials may be made to The First United Church of Christ, Cancer Patient Services, 1800 North Blanchard Street, Suite 120, Findlay, Ohio 45840, or your charity of choice.

Our Angel on earth has moved on to Heaven. We love and miss you, Mom.

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Memorial Service
July 20, 2023

11:00 AM
United Church of Christ
2100 Greendale Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840


United Church of Christ
2100 Greendale Avenue, Findlay AL 45840

Cancer Patient Services
1800 North Blanchard Street, Suite 120, Findlay OH 45840

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