|Birth: ||May 12, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 2013|
Ruth Lorinda Bickel, 84, of Millersburg, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Pomerene Hospital, Millersburg, after a short illness.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Faith Bible Church, Millersburg, with pastor Steve Young officiating. Burial will be in Shepler Church Cemetery, Coshocton County.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services Friday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne (Holmes) County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to The Darb Snyder Senior Center, 170 Parkview Drive, Millersburg 44654.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
Ruth was born May 12, 1928, in Coshocton County, the daughter of Owen and Laura (Hawkins) Mellor, and married Donald Alvin Bickel on Aug. 19, 1946. He preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1999.
She retired from Castle Nursing Home after many years of service as a terrific cook, and was a member of Faith Bible Church. She attended the Senior Center and loved playing bingo. Ruth enjoyed sewing and was a collector of dolls, cats and salt and pepper shakers. She loved her family unconditionally.
Surviving are children, Mike (Bonnie) Bickel of North Fort Myers, Fla., Gary (Cheryl Fogg) Bickel of Wooster, John Bickel of Millersburg, Peggy (Gary Courtright) Bickel of Bellville and Greg (Kelly) Bickel of Millersburg; grandchildren, Matt and Melissa Bickel, both of Jeromesville, Brian Bickel of Wooster, Wes (Michelle) Bickel of Howard, Brandy Bickel of Akron, Kelli (Bill) Beckler and Jamie (Heather) Bickel, both of Wooster, Steven Bickel of Ashburn, Va., Shelli Bickel of Shreve and Lisa (Andy) Bailey of Columbus; a step-grandson, Timmy Bickel of Millersburg; much loved great-grandchildren, Byron, Addlynn, Skylar, Carolyn, Maggi, Brevin, Torrey, Colton, Caleb, Amber and Jennifer, plus one more on the way in August; brothers, Glen (Opal) Mellor of Millbrook, Fred (Joann) Mellor of Warsaw and Owen Mellor of Killbuck; a sister, Alice McFarland of Millersburg; special nieces, Ruth Evans of Nashville, and Clara Kirk of Louisiana; numerous other nieces and nephews; and her cat, Grizz.
She was preceded in death by brothers, John Mellor, Edgar Mellor and Asa Mellor; and sisters, Helen Miller and Ada Arnold.
Owen Mellor (1891 - 1966)
Laura Olive Hawkins Mellor (1893 - 1954)
Donald A Bickel (1927 - 1999)
John Mellor (1913 - 1977)*
Edgar Mellor (1917 - 1996)*
Ruth Lorinda Mellor Bickel (1928 - 2013)
Shepler Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Mar 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107428225
Added: Mar. 28, 2013