Ruby M. Pitchford


Ruby M. Pitchford, 98, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 31, 2015, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Bellefontaine on May 22, 1916, to the late Harry and Ruth Tice Koons Sr. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Pitchford Sr., a sister, Jane Engle; and a brother, Harry Koons.

Ruby is survived by a daughter, Ruth (Danny) McColloch of West Liberty; son, Ernest (Ronda) Pitchford of Ft. Worth, Texas; four grandchildren, Danny McColloch, Dawn (Russ) Duprey, Marsha (Bud) Elkins and Corey Pitchford; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, Ruby enjoyed reading, crocheting, embroidery and knitting.

Gene Marine officiates a graveside service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, and condolences may be expressed at