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Ruth A. Grandstaff, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:51 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2011, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on June 12, 1933, in Lima, the daughter of Walter & Bernice (Putman) Brown, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include five children, Deb Osborn, of Wisc., Susan (Bob) Waterman, of Wapakoneta, Mark Grandstaff, of Montezuma, Bruce Grandstaff, of St. Marys, and Van (Robyn) Grandstaff, of Wapakoneta, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Brown, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, John and Walter Brown.
A homemaker, Ruth worked as a real estate agent with Albert Lee Real Estate, Lima, and also worked at Butcher Welding, Wapakoneta. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #691, Auxiliary, Wapakoneta. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, and gardening. She also enjoyed her pets, especially dogs, and raising rabbits.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. Burial will be at a later date in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Auglaize Acres Activity Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.