Meadville Tribune

July 19, 2013

Ruth O. Kellogg

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Ruth O. Kellogg, 89, of Meadville, and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community since 1996, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Ruth was born in Westford on April 14, 1924, a daughter of the late Fred and Marie Jamison Royal. She married Robert H. Kellogg on Sept. 30, 1942, and he preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1999.

She was a 1941 graduate of Jamestown High School and attended Allegheny College. She retired in 1986 from Meadville Medical Center following 17 years as director of public relations and volunteer services, two positions she started at the hospital. She previously worked as the Welcome Wagon hostess and supervisor for 13 years and home service representative for United Natural Gas Co.

Ruth was a former member of the local, state and national Public Relations societies and director of Volunteer Services of the local, state and national societies along with serving six years as state officer and president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of Volunteer Services.

She was a member of the Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary and former public relations committee member at Wesbury United Methodist Community. She was a member of Stone United Methodist Church, its Marriott Sunday school class and a former administrative board member. She was also a member and former board member of the United Methodist Women. She had been youth director, circle leader and Sunday school teacher for many years.

Ruth enjoyed water-skiing, sewing, traveling, camping and spending time with her family.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. R. Thomas Kellogg and his wife, Lynne, of Meadville, and Dr. Ronald A. Kellogg and his wife, Mary Ann, of Erie; a daughter, Deborah A. Seaholm and her husband, Scott, of Mentor, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Murray and her husband, Donald, Amy Nuzback and her husband, Tom, Mandy Greydanus and her husband, Matthew, Laura Pushchak and her husband, Andy, Kristin Jenkins and her husband, Brad, Kim Koeth and her husband, Bob, Sarah Menser and her husband, Kevin, and Kevin Kellogg; and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ardith Free.

The memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Barco Chapel of Grace Nursing Center, Wesbury United Methodist Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, with the Rev. John Bargar, pastor of Westford United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Stone United Methodist Church Youth Department, 956 S. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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