Ruth T. Powell

Ruth T. Powell, 94 of Redtown passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at Kimes Convalescent Center, Athens.  Born September 2, 1923 in Jacksonville, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Flossie Russell Hoisington.  She retired from Ohio University where she was the supervisor of housekeeping on the South Green Campus.  She was a member of the Greens Run Church of Christ.  Ruth enjoyed crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles, and baking (especially pies and cinnamon rolls).

She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Gaskalla of Buchtel, Darlene (Charles) Campbell of Redtown, and Rebecca (Keith) Evener of Millfield; seven grandchildren, Sheryl (Kevin Russell) Runyon, Sandy (Jim Mike) Bullock, Phillip Runyon, Travis (Mandy) Campbell, Erica (Jay) North, Keith (Stephanie) Evener, and Jennifer (Steve) Kochis; twenty great grandchildren, Sarah, David, Elizabeth, Christopher, Ashley, Amanda, Sabrina, Anthony, Miranda, Victoria, Zachary, Mitchell, Riley, Owen, Isabelle, Eli, Ashton, Preston, Braeden, and Rhett; several great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Donna Powell of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Powell Jr.; a great grandson, Gabriel; a great great grandson, Christopher; a sister, Fern McLean; and a son-in-law, Charles Gaskalla.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at the Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster-Bishopville with John Wright officiating.  Interment will be in the Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  A comforting message may be sent to the family at

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