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Ruth A. (Baltzell) Poe

June 21, 1926 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 95)

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Ruth Alice Poe, 95, of Van Wert passed away June 2, 2022 at Hearth and Home in Van Wert.

She was born June 21, 1926 in Pleasant Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Malcome and Mable (Spelbring) Baltzell. On August 17, 1947 she married David W. Poe, who preceded her in death on September 27, 2015.

Ruth was a graduate of Van Wert High School in 1944. She was a member of the former Bethel United Methodist Church. She was also a longtime member of the Van Wert Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Along with her husband, Ruth owned and operated David Poe Land Clearing and Excavating, Poe Trucking and David Poe, Inc. Farming.

Survivors include a son, William (Lisa) Poe of Van Wert; grandchildren, Jon (Jessica) Ferris of Mesa, Arizona, William (Brittany) Poe II of Van Wert, and Lisa (Jill) Poe of Ottoville; 9 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by siblings, Jean Elder Weaver, Dick Baltzell and Jim Baltzell; a daughter, Deborah Jean Ainsworth; and a granddaughter, Heather Ann Sosenheimer.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Deacon Fund at First Baptist Church in Van Wert.

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

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June 5, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Graveside Service
June 6, 2022

10:30 AM
Woodland Cemetery
10968 Woodland Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891


First Baptist Church Deacon Fund
Rout 116, Van Wert OH 45891

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