Ruth Sharrer Obituary, Death – Ruth Sharrer passed away quietly in the Helen Purcell Home on Friday, December 9, 2022. She was surrounded by her loved ones. Her dad, the late George H. Walters, delivered her in the town of Marietta, Ohio, in September 1941. She attended Marietta High School and Marietta College, as did Hilda Stauch Walters. She was a teacher with a Master of Education degree. She was a busy and generous lady who taught at Grover Cleveland Middle School for over 30 years, served as a cheerleading advisor, was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Sponsored the Zanesville City Schools Spelling Bee, was an advisor for Olympic of the Minds (OM), and was a book club advisor. In addition, she wrote and directed a play for ninth graders. She was also a member of the National Teachers of English and the Ohio Council of Teachers of English, where she served in a variety of capacities. Ruth was an experienced traveler with a love of teaching. Her favorite destination, though, was the library, and she would bring all of her grandchildren there during the summer to participate in various programs.

She was a sweet grandmother who offered her time to help with a variety of activities such as teaching, pageants, dancing recitals, school plays, and ball games. Ruth’s favorite custom was going to the cemetery with her two brothers and their families to decorate the graves and catch up on one other’s lives. She was a passionate supporter of the Ohio State Buckeyes, and she never missed a single game, in addition to being an avid card player, an amazing seamstress, and the host of the Miss Southeastern Ohio Pageant.

She is survived by her son, John Sharrer, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Sharrer; two brothers, Earl Walters, who is married to Charlotte Walters, and Gary Walters, who is married to Shelly Walters; and grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Johnson, Lori Sharrer, Megan (Michael) Mays, Taylor (Jessica) Sharrer, Drew Sharrer, Jordan Sharrer. Her husband, Ralph Sharrer, had two children, Debbie Ansel and Dean Sharrer, as well as a brother, George Walters Jr., and a sister, Mary Ilene Walters. All of these folks had died before she had.