Preceding her in death were her parents, Ray and Nona Steele Booth, and siblings, Sue Borders, Rex and Phyllis.
As part of the “Great American Generation,” Ruth left her birthplace in Logan to move to Columbus to work at the Columbus Quartermaster Depot (DSCC). Following World War II, she returned to Logan and became the wife of Claude Musick, who preceded her in death. Her greatest joy was being “mother” to her only child, Karen. Later, Ruth returned to Columbus and worked at the Ohio National Guard and eventually retired from the Veteran’s Administration, following 30 years of federal service. Ruth was a long standing member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, German Village Society and the Marion Village Society. She will be fondly remembered for her love of the Lord, her quick wit, love of antiques, glassware, decorating, shopping, politics, family and friends.
Survived include her daughter Karen; sister, Lois (James) Nelson; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins with whom she maintained close contact.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Graumlich Funeral Home with her cousin, Rev. Curtis Booth, officiating. Interment will be in Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.graumlichfuneralhome.com
Graumlich Funeral Service, 1351 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.