Ruth Kinney

Ruth Marie Kinney, 71, of Decatur passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020. She was born July 25, 1949, in Lima, Ohio to Joseph and Pearl (Beldon) Schmidt.
She was a 1967 graduate of Coldwater High School and worked as a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Kellie J. (Daniel) Hawbaker of Decatur; four step-children, Tanya Kinney; and Mark (Renee) Kinney both of Mendon, Ohio; Teresa (Steve) Brotherwood of St. Marys, Ohio; and Chris Kinney of Celina, Ohio; three sisters, Martha Horton of St. Mary, Ohio; Jane (Richard) Dailey of Linn Grove; and Marceil Schmidt, of Celina, Ohio; three brothers, Dan Schmidt of Willshire, Ohio; Edwin (Linda) Schmidt of Courtright, Ontario; and Junior (Angie) Schmidt of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Larry, Pat, and Richard Schmidt; and sister, Carolyn Robertson.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 7 from 12-4 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home in Decatur.
Memorials may be made to her great granddaughter Lily’s medical care with checks payable to Kellie J. Hawbaker.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit