Ruth Santangelo

SANTANGELO, Ruth J., 89, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away Thursday October 10, 2013 at Trinity Medical Center East in Steubenville, Ohio.

She was born June 8, 1924 in Follansbee, WV a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary (Ryder) Cooper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Amos” Santangelo; and four siblings.

Ruth was a homemaker and a member of the Mingo First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Mingo Womens Club, where she was woman of the year in 1992.

Surviving are a son, Don Santangelo of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Nancy (Robert) Bowman, Sr. of Wintersville, Ohio, Christine (Spike) Sterling of Wintersville, Ohio, and Sandra Santangelo of Rock Hill, SC; three grandchildren, Valerie (Todd) Dillon of Searcy, Arkansas, Robert “Bo” (Brandy) Bowman, Jr. of Wintersville, Ohio and Brian Bowman of Wintersville, Ohio; five great- grandchildren, Alexa and Garet Dillon, Savannah, Hannah and Gracie Bowman; a brother, Steven Cooper of Smithfield, Ohio; and two sisters, Margaret Hockenberry of Smithfield, Ohio and Joy Beagle of Steubenville, Ohio.

Friends are invited to celebrate Ruth’s life at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 101 Longview Ave., Mingo on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of her memorial service at 6 p.m., with Pastor Bill Westling, officiating.

Private interment at Oakland Cemetery in Mingo.

Memorial contributions may be directed in Ruth’s memory to the Mingo Senior Center, 663 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, Ohio 43938.

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