Ruth H. Zartman
Aug. 29, 1922-Jan. 1, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Ruth H. Zartman, 90, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 4:40 a.m. Jan. 1, 2013 at Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth.
Ruth was born Aug. 29, 1922, the precious daughter of Guy and Lily E. Johnson Hunter. As one of 12 Hunter children, she shared her childhood with three sisters Lucille, Dorothy, Peggy and eight brothers Larry, Russell, Arthur, Harry, Empy, Bill, Kelly and Robert.
On June 17, 1939 in Rochester, Ruth married her best friend Dean L. Zartman. Their union spanned over six decades and was blessed with three children Phyllis Marie, Carol Ann, and Ernest Dean. Over the years the family tree grew to include seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In the early years Ruth took great pride with flower and vegetable gardening around her home. As an accomplished seamstress she tended to the family mending and made custom clothing. Once she created a beautiful formal for one of her granddaughters to wear to a dance. To keep sharp she enjoyed the challenges of word searches. The proud matriarch of four generations, Grandma Ruth especially enjoyed doting on her grandchildren and the great-grandchildren.
Ruth is lovingly remembered by her two daughters Phyllis Marie Calhoun and husband Robert of Charlottesville, Va, Carol Ann Allshouse and husband Jerry of Barberton, Ohio, one son Ernest Dean Zartman and wife Lorna of Plymouth, one sister Peggy Ehlinger of Rochester, two brothers Larry Hunter and wife Ruth of Rochester, Russell Dean Hunter and wife Nancy of Jensen Beach, Fla., seven grandchildren and 13-great grandchildren.
Preceding Ruth in death are her parents, beloved husband of 61 years Dean Zartman, two sisters Lucille Linden, Dorothy Crabill, six Hunter brothers Arthur, Harry, Emerson “Empy”, Charles “Bill”, Alvin “Kelly” and Robert.
A celebration of the life of Mrs. Ruth H. Zartman will be held Friday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Good Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Burial will take place in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may visit with her family from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to her services. Expressions of sympathy may be written to Ruth’s family at www.goodfamilyfh.com