Ruth was born at Weaver's Run, Harrison Co., OH, daughter of Harry G. & Ada Iona (McGill) McMillen. She graduated from Uhrichsville High School in 1935. On Dec 4, 1937, she married Donald C. Flaherty, who died July 30, 2001. Surviving are her son, Jay M. (Doris) Flaherty of Massillon ; sister, Faye Roudebush of Tuscarawas, OH ; two grandchildren, Michael (Peggy) Flaherty of Pickering, OH : Jennifer (Jeremy) Heline of Massillon ; two great-grandchildren, Riley Jaye Heline & Donald Chris Flaherty ; sister-in-law, Alice McMillen of Deersville, OH. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Delmer (Marie) McMillen : Lawrence (Anna) McMillen : Floyd McMillen ; a sister, Gayle (Victor) King ; brother-in-law, Jesse Roudebush. Arrangements by Uhrich-Hostettler Funeral Home, Uhrichsville, with Rev. Henry Mooney officiating.