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Ruth Parker

September 26, 1922 ~ April 18, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old


Edna Ruth Parker, age 100, passed away at Primrose Retirement Home in Zanesville on April 18, 2023.
She was born September 26, 1922 in Morgan County Ohio, a daughter of Edward H. And Nellie
Graham Stegner. Ruth was the last surviving member of the 1940 graduating class of Manchester
High School. Ruth was a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her
She is survived by her son, Dr. John L. Parker (Ann); three grandchildren, Erin Horstman
(Kevin) of Circleville, Ohio, Dr. Lauren Parker (Anthony) of Columbus, Ohio and Dr.
Christopher Parker (Kala) of Zanesville; a great grandson, Lane Warner Parker and two great
granddaughters, Nora Ann and Natalie Claire Horstman and also survived by several
special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence
“Larry”Parker on February 15, 2015; two brothers Richard and Robert Stegner and a sister
Evelyn Brown.
At her request, there will be a private service for family and will be laid to rest beside her husband at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zanesville Animal Shelter, 1430 Newark Road,
Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or a charity of your choice.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements and to share memories and condolences with Ruth’s family please click on the Tribute Wall tab on this page.

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