age 91, of Park Falls, died on Friday April 4, 2014 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls. She was born on March 28, 1923 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of Lee and Margaret (Shepard) Meredith. On June 12, 1945 she married Vivien A. Marth. The couple came to Park Falls in 1945. Ruth worked for Gambles-Skogmo Department Store in Park Falls until they closed. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ Ladies Fellowship, the VFW Auxiliary, was a Girl and Boy Scout Leader, a 4H Leader and very active in the community. Ruth was an avid Packer and sports fan, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting. She was a phenomenal cook, an avid fisher of muskie and walleye, especially in Canada, and loved to hunt partridge and shoot. She never lost her southern hospitality or charm and will be missed by many.
She is survived by:
Deborah Ristau of Veedersburg, Indiana
Michael (Susan) Marth of Park Falls
Amy Lynn (Russ) Kitsembel
Olive K. Marth
Michael A. Marth
Sadie I. Marth
and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vivien, her infant daughter Daralynn, (2)sisters, and (3)brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11:15am from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Park Falls. Pastor Elizabeth F. Hazel will officiate.
Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.
A visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 10:00am until the hour of the service.
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.