Ruby Viola Ostrom

May 11, 1928 - October 15, 2017

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Ruby V. Ostrom, age 89 of Cardington died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Woodside Village Care Center. She was born on May 11, 1928 to the late Melvin and Mary (Curren) Moodispaugh.

Ruby had worked for North Electric, 5 and Dime Store, and did in home health care. She also sold Avon. Ruby loved to read, listen to Christian music, and do puzzles and crossword puzzles.

On June 12, 1944, Ruby married George Ostrom in Mt. Gilead, who preceded her in death on April 17, 2005

Ruby is survived by 2 sons: Roger (Sarah) Ostom of LaGrange, GA and Kevin Ostrom of Cardington; a daughter-in-law, Nan Ostrom of Cardington; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers: Earl, and Gayland Moodispaugh both of Fulton, and Rex Moodispaugh of Edison; sisters: Verance Ealey of Marengo, Inez Puttick of Marengo, Opal Strine and Sondra Moodispaugh both of Florida.

In addition to her husband and parents, Ruby was preceded in death by 3 sons: Michael, Brent, and George Ostrom; brothers, Charles and Alvin Moodispaugh and a sister, Doris Green.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Gompf Funeral Home, 440 Center Street in Cardington. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Following the service the burial will take place in the Glendale Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Fairview United Methodist Church, c/o Dana Keen, 930 County Road 148, Cardington, Ohio 43315.

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