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Ruth C. Good

January 11, 1921 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 99)


Ruth C. (Beery) Good, 99, of Van Wert passed away early morning on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Van Wert Manor.  She was born January 11, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Raymond and Olive (Robinson) Beery.  On March 28, 1942 she married the late Merrill M. Good.  They celebrated nearly 75 years of marriage.

Ruth owned and operated the former Merrill Lamp Company, in Van Wert, with her husband, Merrill. Together they were members of First Baptist Church in Van Wert. After retirement, Ruth and Merrill enjoyed traveling the world.

She is survived by her children, Susan J. (Larry) Linton of Van Wert, John Dean (Becky) Good of Van Wert, and Janet G. Hege of Kingsland, Georgia; and grandchildren, Faye (Greg) Mohr, Brenda (Mike) Dull, Laura (Todd) Fox, Dale (Courtney) Linton, Amy (Kerry) Koontz, Angela (Brian) Laker, Alissa Good, and Abby (JP) Doozan as well as 19 great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Merrill, son-in-law, Ron Hege, four brothers and 2 sisters.

Private family services will be held with burial in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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