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Ruth Hackworth Wright 1928 - 2019

Ruth Hackworth Wright, 91, died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at 1 a.m. at The Springs in Lima, Ohio.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Merda B. and Dora (Adams) Williams.  On Jan. 2, 1947, Ruth married Milo Hackworth and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1982.  She later married Lawrence Wright on April 16, 2001, and he preceded her in death on May 29, 2008.

Ruth was a homemaker. She was a member of the Union Chapel Missionary Church of Lima, active in Loyal Crusaders Sunday School Class, Women’s Ministry, and JOY Fellowship.  She was a former member of the Ada Senior Citizens.

She is survived by a daughter, Aleta (Rev. Rick) Mason of St. Augustine, Florida; a step-son, Jim Wright of California; a step-daughter, Janice Davis of Columbus; three grandchildren: Teresa Ashcroft, Carl (Tonya) Mason and Alena (Travis) Cockrane; five great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Opal Webb of Lima.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Maggie Prater, Marie Howell and Maida Neeley and one brother, Oscar (Ernest) Williams.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8,  at the Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road (State Route 81), Lima, Ohio 45801 or Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Mark Bayliff and Pastor Rick Mason officiating.  Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road, Lima, Ohio 45801.