GARDNER, Ruth G., 84, of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.
She was born August 17, 1928, in Holidays Cove, WV. She was the daughter of the late Dee and Edith Lantz Birkhimer.
She was also preceded in death by her husband John R. Gardner; a son, Edward L. Applegarth; five brothers and sisters.
She was the youngest of the siblings. Ruth was a member of Oakland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her children, Susan Brauer of Columbus, OH; John W. Gardner (Sandy) of McDonald, PA; Richard A. Gardner (Susie) of Weirton, WV; Robert D. Gardner of Weirton, WV; grandchildren, Anita, Kristen, Erich, Haley, Anna Marie, Edward, and Mary; great grandchildren, Parker, Haven and Lillian; sister, Lela Kafton of St. Clairsville, OH.
Visitation will be at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV, on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral and committal service at 11 a.m. Isabel Bell will preside. Burial will be at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Oakland Presbyterian Church, 34 Swearingen Road, Weirton, WV 26062. www.steelandwolfe.com