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Ruth E. (Gray) Solon

May 16, 1931 ~ December 7, 2021 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Ruth E. Solon, 90, of Loudonville, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 12:15 a.m.

She was born May 16, 1931, in Bellaire, OH. She was the daughter of Rev. Clair and Margaret Gray. She was a former resident of Mansfield, had graduated from Chandlersville High School in 1949 and Muskingum College in 1952, was a member of the Muskingum College Band, attended Asbury College, and took graduate work at Kent State, La Verne College, and Ashland College.

She taught one year at Hammondsville and 29 years in the Mansfield City Schools at West Fifth, Creveling, and John Simpson Middle School. Ruth retired in 1982 and later was a substitute at the Loudonville-Perrysville Schools for 13 years. She was a member of Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Farm Bureau, AARP, and Jelloway United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and pianist, organist at Jelloway. She enjoyed reading, music, feeding and watching birds, and writing letters.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Brenda) Solon and Samuel E. (Amy) Solon; grandsons, Samuel J. Solon and Alexander E. (Lea) Solon; and siblings, Clair and Naomi.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Solon; her parents; and sisters, Lena and Erma.

Ruth and her husband, Sam, will be buried at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of Southern Care Hospice, 41 Briggs Dr, Mansfield, OH 44906.

Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, ltd, 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, is handling the arrangements.


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