Ruth (Finney) Pastre

PASTRE, Ruth (Finney), 75, died peacefully on Jan. 14, 2014.

She is the daughter of Eura and Gertrude (Blake) Finney, born Oct. 28, 1938.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Pastre; two brothers, Wayne and Bruce Finney; a sister, Shirley Mamone; and son-in-law, Michael Brown.

Ruth was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, painting, stained glasswork and sewing. She loved the outdoors and her two dogs, Jenny and Conner. She volunteered in her church and community. Her most important job was being a mother and grandmother.

Ruth is survived by her children, Lori (Jeff) Ford, Lisa Brown, Paige (Gary) Zavatsky, Matthew (Amy) Pastre; nine grandchildren, Autumn (Mike) Troullos, Jacob (Alyssa) Ford, Jordan Ford, Justine and Jessica Mentzer, Summer, Aishya, and JoAnna Pastre, and Matteson Zavatsky; four great-grandsons, Mikey, Lucca, and Rocco Troullos and Holden Mentzer; a fifth great-grandson is on the way. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Homes, Inc., 107 Hill St. Smithfield, OH. Additional visitation will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the Service at 11 a.m., at the Smithfield Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dan Holt will officiate and burial will follow in Northern Cemetery in Smithfield.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Park Health Nursing Home and Martins Ferry Senior Citizens Center.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Senior Citizen’s Together Club, 14 N. 5th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.