Ruth Elaine Munion


Ruth Elaine Munion, 91, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Hermitage, Pa., went to be with her loving husband, Bill, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Heartland of Bellefontaine, after an extended illness.

She was born in Rochester Mills, Pa., on Sept. 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Hugh and Hilda Doty Henderson.

She and her husband Bill were married Aug. 23, 1947. He died Nov. 5, 1996. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Sam Henderson; and her sister, Alice Townsend. 

Her survivors include her daughter, Judy (Allen) Hadley of Bellefontaine; her son, Michael Munion of Mesa, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Anjanette (Sam) Hook of Jamestown, A.J. (Emilie) Hadley of Ashtabula, and Will Munion and Amanda Munion, both of Mesa, Ariz.; her great-grandchildren, Alice and Garrett Hook and Logan Hadley; and several cousins.

She had worked as an X-ray technician in the Sharon, Pa., area for many years. As a member of the Sharon First United Methodist Church, she was very active, especially serving at funeral and church dinners and church bazaars.

Elaine was a past matron of Sharon Chapter 242 OES, and past watchman of Shepherds in White Shrine 8. 

She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and visited area nursing homes on Thursdays, delivering fresh baked cookies and flowers to the residents.

After moving to Bellefontaine nine years ago, Elaine became active at the Logan County Friendly Senior Center, volunteering and playing the card game, hand and foot. 

While living in Bellefontaine, she attended the Presbyterian and Methodist churches. 

Calling is two hours prior to a funeral at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Sharon First United Methodist Church, with her nephew, the Rev. William Townsend officiating. Private burial is at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendly Senior Center, 934 S. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311; and the Sharon First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon PA 16146

Funeral arrangements were by the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.,