Ruth J. Getz 1927-2013

LORDSTOWN – Ruth J. Getz, 86, of Lordstown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

Ruth was born on Jan. 26, 1927, in Lordstown, the daughter of Ray and Mildred Platt Messersmith. She has lived in Lordstown her entire life.

Ruth was married 57 years to Joseph Getz until his passing on Oct. 7, 1997.

Ruth was a lifelong member of Lordstown Christian Church. She enjoyed family activities, baking, cooking and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and NASCAR.

Loving memories of Ruth will be carried on by her daughter, Loretta (Joseph) Kovach of Lake Milton; her sons, Larry J. (Betty) Getz of Burnsville, N.C., Richard Getz of Lordstown and Raymond (Linda) Getz of McDonald; her sister, Betty Smith of Hartford; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two nephews and two great-nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her brother, Harold Messersmith; and her sister, Marjorie Messersmith.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at James Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lordstown Christian Church. Dr. Rev. Bernard Oaks will officiate.

Ruth will be laid to rest next to her husband in Lordstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to Lordstown Christian Church, 6370 Tod Ave., Warren, OH 44481, in Ruth’s memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

Family and friends may view Ruth’s obituary online and send condolences to her family at

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