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Margaret A. Ruess

August 31, 1946 — January 16, 2024

Struthers

Struthers - Margaret A. Ruess, 77 of Struthers, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at her home surrounded by her loving family.    

Margaret was born August 31, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harold O. Shaffer and Elsie E. McHugh.  

She graduated from East High School and was a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley.  

Margaret was a member of Gibson Heights Second Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, where she served as a Deacon and was a member of the  Brown Baggers.   She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  In her free time, Margaret enjoyed bowling, traveling, and going to casinos. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she always looked forward to it.

Margaret is survived by her four children, Lisa M. Liller of Struthers,  Joeseph C. (Rose) Ruess III of Girard, William S. (Angela) Ruess of Struthers, and Adam K. (Lila Hurst) Ruess of North Canton; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Shaffer of Akron and Jack (Tina) Shaffer of Poland; a sister, Sharon (Daniel) Moison of Youngstown; and two sisters-in-law, Loretta Shaffer of Conneaut, and Patty (Ronald) Patrick of Poland   

Besides her parents, Harold and Elsie, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph C. Ruess, Jr.,  whom she married on October 25, 1965 and died August 31, 2018; two brothers, Harold "Dutch" Shaffer, and Elmore "Moe" Shaffer; a sister, Carole Burke; two sisters-in-law,  Marlene Shaffer and Jackie Shaffer; and a brother-in-law, Robert Burke.

Family and friends may call on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street in Struthers and on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Gibson Heights Second Presbyterian Church, 755 E. Dewey Avenue in Youngstown.  Funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Reverend Richard Lintz officiating.  Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.  

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to share memories and condolences with Margaret's family.  

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Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Visitation

Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00 - 9:45 am (Eastern time)

Gibson Heights Second Presbyterian Church

755 E. Dewey Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Gibson Heights Second Presbyterian Church

755 E Dewey Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502

Reverend Richard Lintz

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