RUTH L. MOELLER, age 100
of New Bremen, died on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 8:45 P.M. at the Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen, where she had been residing for the past few years. She was born on February 4, 1920 in Continental, OH. She was the daughter of the late Manford M. and Pearl M. (Power) Hazelton. On October 19, 1946 she married J. Thomas “Tom” Moeller who died on August 23, 1993. She is survived by her son and daughter in law Robert and Lisa Moeller of New Bremen and her brother in law and sister in law James and Pat Moeller of New Bremen. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her brother and sister in law Robert and Lucille Hazelton.
Ruth was a graduate of Continental High School and a 1941 graduate of the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. She served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII, stationed in the Philippines, caring for others by using her skills as a nurse. After returning home from the service, she met her husband at the dance hall at the Russell Point Amusement Park. She continued working in the nursing profession, retiring from Joint Twp. Dist. Mem. Hospital in St. Marys after over 25 years of service.
Ruth generously donated her body to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for the intense study and specialized training of current medical students and future physicians.
Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date with inurnment at the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. Memorial contributions in memory of Ruth can be made to the Grand Lake Hospice at 1122 E. Spring St., St. Marys, OH 45885. Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences to the family can be left on the funeral home website at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.