Cover photo for Ruth E. Morningstar's Obituary
Ruth E. Morningstar Profile Photo
1928 Ruth 2023

Ruth E. Morningstar

September 18, 1928 — February 20, 2023

MORNINGSTAR, Ruth Lucille (Ervin), age 94, of South Charleston, Ohio, passed away Monday, February 20, 2023 at Springfield Regional Medical Center. Ruth was born September 18, 1928 to Harry and Maye (Moon) Ervin. She married James (Jim) Morningstar on July 16, 1950. She is survived by Jim and daughter Valerie (Jack) Lemon. Also surviving are grandchildren John Bradley (Lyndsay) Lemon, Curtis James (Abigail) Lemon and Alison Mae (Wade) Rice. In the last six years she has been blessed with six great- grandchildren: Henry, Andy, Charli (Alison and Wade); Olivia, Amelia (Curt and Abs); and Maevis (Brad and Lyndsay) Ruth was a lifelong member of the South Charleston United Methodist Church. She graduated from South Charleston High School in 1946 and Springfield Business College. She retired from Clark State Community College in 1989, where she enjoyed interacting with and supporting the students. She was active in church activities, Eastern Star, enjoyed bowling and playing tennis, and enthusiastically attended her grandchildren’s sporting events –of which there were many! She was a favorite aunt in the family and tried to stay in contact with everyone. Ruth and Jim enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Special trips included Hawaii; numerous visits to Gettysburg; Super Bowl XIV to watch nephew Steve Courson play with the Steelers; and most recently Key West, where at age 85 she drove a jet ski solo around the island. Ruth is preceded in death by both parents; her siblings, Elizabeth Courson, Emma Ervin, Alfred Ervin, Earl Ervin, and Louise Stacy; nephews Bob Ervin, Rick Stacy, Steve Courson, and Troy Eifert. A Celebration of Life will be led by nephew David Ervin on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 1 pm at Ingling Williams & Lewis Funeral Home, South Charleston. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the South Charleston United Methodist Church in her memory. Condolences are forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruth E. Morningstar, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Friday, February 24, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 31

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree