The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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July 17, 2014

Ruth Elaine Munion

Former X-ray tech here was active in church

- — Ruth Elaine Munion of Bellefontaine, Ohio, formerly of Hermitage, went to be with her loving husband, Bill, on Tuesday, (7-15-14) at Heartland of Bellefontaine after an extended illness. She was 91.

She was born in Rochester Mills, Pa., on Sept. 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Hugh and Hilda Doty Henderson.

She and her husband Bill were married Aug. 23, 1947. He died Nov. 5, 1996.

She had worked as an X-ray technician in the Sharon area for many years.

As a member of First United Methodist Church, Sharon, she was very active, especially serving at funeral and church dinners and church bazaars.

Elaine was a past matron of Sharon Chapter 242 OES and past watchman of Shepherds in White Shrine 8.

She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and visited area nursing homes on Thursdays delivering fresh-baked cookies and flowers to the residents.

After moving to Bellefontaine nine years ago, Elaine became active at L.C. Friendly Senior Center by volunteering and playing the card game, Hand and Foot.

While living in Bellefontaine, she attended Presbyterian and Methodist churches.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Sam Henderson; and her sister, Alice Townsend.

Her survivors include her daughter, Judy Hadley and her husband Allen, Bellefontaine, Ohio; her son, Michael Munion of Mesa, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Anjanette Hook and her husband Sam, Jamestown, Ohio; AJ Hadley and his wife Emilie, Ashtabula, Ohio; and Will Munion and Amanda Munion, Mesa; and her great-grandchildren, Alice and Garrett Hook and Logan Hadley. Several cousins also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to the L.C. Friendly Senior Center, 934 S. Main St, Bellefontiane, OH 43311; or  First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, PA 16146.


Mrs. Bill (Ruth Elaine), 91, of Bellfontaine, Ohio, formerly of Hermitage.

Calling hours: 9:30 a.m. to time of service Tuesday (7-22-14) in First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to

Services: Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church with the Rev. William Townsend, the deceased’s nephew, officiating.

Burial: Private ceremony at Hillcrest Memorial Park Hermitage.

Arrangements by HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.

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