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Ruth Ann (Gilroy) Glass

October 14, 1951 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 70)


Ruth Ann Glass, 70, of Van Wert passed away at 4:06 AM on Wednesday, June 08, 2022 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born on October 14, 1951, in Lima, the daughter of the late Everet Gilroy and Estella (Stubbs) Gilroy. On October 19, 1969, she married the love of he life, Dennis F. "Tiny" Glass. Together, they shared years of memories.

Ruth was a 1969 graduate of Van Wert High School and lived in many local communities including Westminster, Waynesfield, Ottawa, Scott and Van Wert. She volunteered countless hours for the Van Wert County Republican Party, Van Wert Crimestoppers and the Scott Ballpark.

As a longtime member of Trinity Friends Church, Ruth assisted in many ways by teaching Sunday School and VBS, working the nursery and playing the piano at church and at the campground services.

Throughout her working career, Ruth had many jobs. She worked in many banks in Van Wert, taught piano lessons at Turner Music Store and at her home, worked at Byers Roller Rink, offered child care in her home and ultimately retired as a clerk with the Van Wert Juvenile and Probate Court.

Ruth is survived by her daughters: Michele "Shelly" (Gary) Breese of Rockford; Christina (Jay) Young of Delphos; son, Bryon Glass of Van Wert; mother, Estella Gilroy of Van Wert; grandchildren: Isaac (Regan) Young of Venedocia; Jordan Young of Middle Point; Macey Glass of South Carolina; Rachel Breese of Rockford; great grandchild, Waylon Young and one on the way; sister, Mary Murray, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her father, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Glass, grandchildren: Matthew R. Glass and Margery "Maggie" E. Glass.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Rev. Greg Rice, officiating. Interment will be in Scott Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received two hours prior to the service, from 1 to 3 PM, on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruth`s memory may be sent to The National Kidney Foundation or the American Red Cross.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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June 11, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Memorial Service
June 11, 2022

3:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891


American Red Cross
P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines IA 50340
Tel: 1-800-733-2767

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016
Tel: 1-855-653-2273

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