Ruth Esta (Mellott) Noel

September 2, 1919 ~ July 3, 2018 (age 98)

Ruth Esta Noel, 98 formerly of Fostoria died Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at Birchaven Village, Findlay. She was born September 2, 1919 in Fostoria, Ohio     to Frank & Lois (Decker) Mellott.

She married Harold Noel June 14, 1940 in Fostoria, OH and he died October 10, 1986.


Surviving are daughter Sandra (John) Peters of Fostoria, sons Larry (Carol Joy) Noel of Barberville, FL, Thomas Noel, Donald (Sharon) & Daniel (Janice) Noel all of Arcadia

14 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great Great Grandchildren.


Ruth is preceded by her parents, husband, sisters-Gladys Wasson, Hazel Easley, Nella Van Sant, Lucille Babcock, brothers Merrill, Hebert , Ray & Harold Mellott


Ruth Retired in 1982 from the food service department at Arcadia Schools and was a

1938 Graduate of Arcadia Local School,      

She was a Life Member of Pleasant View E.U.B.  and taught Sunday school there until it’s closing. She then became a member of West Independence UMC.


She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s group “Women Worth”, Ruth volunteered many hours at the Fostoria Soup Kitchen and was a member of the Bloomdale Trinity UMC missionary sewing group where she sewed many lap robes.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the West Independence United Methodist Church, West Independence, Ohio with Pastor Mark Weatherman officiating.


Visitation will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, Ohio and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia, Ohio.


Memorials can be made to the West Independence United Methodist Church, Gideon’s

or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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