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 www.zwickjahn.com.