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Ruth Fern (Ashby) Burdick

May 22, 1927 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Ruth Burdick Obituary

Ruth Fern Ashby Burdick, 96, of Conneaut passed away Sunday December 24, 2023 at UH Medical Center in Cleveland.  Born May 22, 1927 in Montrose, West Virginia to Creed Dennis Ashby Sr. and Blanch Lila(Phillips) Ashby.

At age 5, the family moved to Conneaut, Ohio where they purchased a dairy farm and later started Lakeview Dairy, delivering milk in the community. When Ruth was 8 years old her mother passed away and was raised by her father and stepmother Muriel. Ruth graduated from Rowe High School in 1946. She then worked at Webb Photography Studio as a colorist. She also worked at the Goldette as a seamstress. March 27, 1948, she married Richard L. Burdick. They were married for 74 years when Richard passed away in 2022.

While raising her children she sold Avon products and Beeline clothing line. She also made wedding cakes and chocolate candies for the holidays. Later Richard started Burdick’s Plumbing and Heating and Ruth worked in the office until the business was turned over to their son Duane.

Ruth belonged to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Conneaut. Enjoyed traveling with her husband to Alaska, Hawaii, Bahamas, England, Spain, and Portugal.

Together they had five children Linda (Robert) Wires, Mary Jane Crandall, Duane (Cheryl Brunell) Burdick, Nancy Herb, Patricia Jackson. They had 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Opal “Muriel” Ashby; husband Richard “Dick” Burdick; great grandson Alex Kohlman; three sons in law, William “Bill” Herb, Dale Crandall, and Michael Jackson and siblings, Creed Ashby, Jr., and Eston Ashby.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday December 30, 2023 at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St. where the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

A burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 Buffalo St., Conneaut, OH., 44030. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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December 29, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030

Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
Marcy Funeral Home
208 Liberty Street
Conneaut, OH 44030


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