- October 7, 2022
Ruth Marie Biedenbach Fox, age 93, of Dover, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022, in Park Village Health Care Center at Dover following a lingering illness.
Born on July 16, 1929, in Canton, Ohio, Ruth was a daughter of the late Henry Rudolph and Constance Inez (Hughes) Biedenbach.
Ruth was a 1948 graduate of Barnesville High School and attended the Elliot School of Business in Wheeling, West Virginia. She worked as a secretary at Universal Pottery in Cambridge and was also a sales representative at Ohio Bell in Zanesville and Southern Bell in Columbus, Georgia.
She married Russell James Fox on June 2, 1956, in Saint Benedict Church in Cambridge and celebrated 53 years of marriage until his passing in 2009.
Ruth enjoyed genealogy and spent many hours researching family history and working crossword puzzles. She and Russell cared for many family members and friends during their married life. Upon relocating to the Tuscarawas Valley, Ruth joined St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover.
Surviving are her brothers, Frank (Frances) Biedenbach and John Biedenbach all of Canton; Sister Eloise Biedenbach of Manitowoc, Wisconsin and sisters, Eloise Zayac of Zanesville, and Regina Whittingham of Dover. Also, surviving are her sisters and brothers-in-law, Julia (Raymond) Senter of Wesley Chapel, Florida, and Dennis (Diane) Fox of Buford, Georgia as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by an infant sister, Rita Barbara Biedenbach, and her brother, Robert Biedenbach.
The family will greet guests on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Father Jimmy Hatfield will celebrate a Mass of Chrisitan Burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover beginning at 11 AM. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cambridge will take place at 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Ruth’s name be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to St Joseph Catholic Church 613 N Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622.