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Ruth Gump

December 26, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

GUMP, Ruth G., 86, of Wintersville, Ohio died Monday, December 23, 2013, at Sienna Woods.

She was born April 14, 1927, in Adrian, WV a daughter of the late Hugh and Thelma A. Waugh Claypole.

Ruth attended Wintersville Church of Christ. She was also a life member of Women's Missionary Association of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Ruth was a buyer for the Hub Department Store. She was a member of the Wintersville American Legion Post 557 Auxiliary, Friendship Club and for 45 years the American Red Cross. Ruth was a Girl Scouts leader for over 53 years. She attended five national Girl Scouts conventions. With the Girl Scouts on the national level, she was awarded the Thanks Badge which is the highest honor nationally and was awarded the Black Diamond Award which is the highest regionally. She was a volunteer for the Ray Laman Christmas Party.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Gump whom she married on May 7, 1946, and brother, Robert Claypole.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheila Riffle of Wintersville, OH; son-in-law, Allan Riffle of Wintersville, DH; grandson, John Allan Riffle of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where a service will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday with Pastor Imre Gulyas officiating.

Burial at Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Girl Scouts Troop 4692, c/o Love Wood, 301 Alfred Drive, Wintersville, OH 43953.

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