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Postby AndyAnderson » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:35 am

Our condolence , thoughts and prayers go out to John and family for the passing of his mother.
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Ruth (Osborn/Call) Schwardt Passing

Postby Vice Admiral Swiss Navy » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:53 am

From the Chillicothe Gazette online edition: ... 1023/rss03

My mother lives at Bristol Village in Waverly where Ruth lived and knew her well. Ruth graduated 2 years after my mother whose house growing up was directly across the street from Clines Chapel Church which is less than a half a mile from my parents home. We lived on Clines Chapel Road.

My most sincere and heartfelt condolances to Jim and John and their entire families from everyone in the Patterson Family.

Mike Patterson
Formerly Waverly, OH

Ruth (Osborn/Call) Schwardt

Ruth (Call) Schwardt, 87, of Cherry Street, Waverly, passed away Saturday evening at Traditions at Bristol Village. She was the third daughter of Carl and Grace (Friend) Osborn born May 16, 1920 in Oak Valley (Clines Chapel), near Waverly.

Ruth graduated from Waverly High School, Class of 1936, and was active in the Clines Chapel Methodist Church.

On June 8, 1940 she was united in marriage to James Ratliff Call at the Waverly Methodist parsonage, by Rev. J. V. Stone.

Ruth was a member of the Waverly Grace United Methodist Church, volunteering as a teacher of pre-school children while parents attended worship services. She also was a member of the Waverly Rebekah Lodge.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, first husband James; three brothers: Everett, Mitchell and Robert Osborn; one sister: Dorothy Stephens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Charles and Edith (Call) Gregg.

On March 20, 1990 she was united in marriage to Donald (Don) Schwardt in Westminister Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, California, near Altadena, where they resided before returning to Waverly in June, 1992.

Surviving are her husband, Don, two sons and daughters-in-law Mr. and Mrs. James (Judy Haynes) Call of Larchmont, New York, and Mr. & Mrs. John (Andrea Riddle) Call of Waverly, Ohio; sister: Mrs. Marie Hickman of Columbus, Ohio and sister-in-law Mrs. Dorothy Osborn of Chillicothe, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are four grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Matt (Wendy Call) Basham of Telluride, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Steph (Mallory Call) Chinn of Mamaroneck, New York, John David Call of Columbus, Ohio and Meredith Call of Washington, DC; three great-grandchildren: Ella Rose and Harper Lily Chinn of New York and Zephyr Basham of Colorado.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Dona Schwardt) Chambers Jr. of Houston, Texas and their four children: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chambers III, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (Dina Chambers) Taaffe and Mr. and Mrs. David Chamber as well as four step great grandchildren: Caleb, Cameron, Morgan Chambers and Wesley Ann Taaffe, all of Texas.

Ruth was a bookkeeper, working not only with Call Brothers Gas and Oil, but also for Jesse Cole for more than 25 years, and was well known by their many clientele and their employees she so faithfully served.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 9, at Boyer Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Morris, minister, officiating.

Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour on Wednesday.

Rebekah Lodge #467 will hold services at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly.

Memorial contributions may be made to: National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212 or any charity of your choice would be honored.
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Postby Tom » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:09 pm

Hi gang,

This is sad news and sincerest condolences go out to John, brother Jim and their extended families.

John and Jim shared many family stories over the years. Last September, quite a few centered around their Mom. They are a very close and wonderful family, everyone should get to know people like them.

If you know John and Jim, you know their Mom had to be a great one and will be missed by many. There can be no greater tribute to her than what she left behind.

Tom Sheridan
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