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Published: Thursday, 4/20/2006

Former postmaster was avid gardener

MOUNT BLANCHARD, Ohio - Ruth E. Weber, 79, a retired longtime postmaster here, died of cancer on Monday at her home.

Mrs. Weber was the postmaster at the Mount Blanchard Post Office for many years until retiring in about 1987 after roughly 20 years of service. Before she became the postmaster, she was assistant postmaster.

"She was a strong woman who cared about her community and cared about her kids and her grandkids," her son Patrick Weber said.

A Mount Blanchard native, Mrs. Weber, whose maiden name was Brown, graduated from Mount Blanchard High School in about 1944.

Mrs. Weber was later a secretary at what now is the Marathon Oil Co. in Findlay for several years.

She married Roy D. Weber in 1949. He died in 1979.

In retirement, Mrs. Weber enjoyed shopping and having lunch with her friends and taking care of her flower garden and her hummingbirds.

Mrs. Weber was a member of Mount Blanchard United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Mount Blanchard.

Surviving are her sons, Patrick, Thomas, and Mark; daughter, Peggy Ellis; brother, Robert Brown; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Shields Funeral Home, Forest, Ohio, where the body will be after 2 p.m. today.

The family suggests tributes to Bridge Home Health and Hospice in Findlay, or Cancer Patient Services, also in Findlay.

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