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Ruth Elaine Eberly, 84

Orrville — Ruth Elaine Eberly, age 84, of Orrville, passed away Friday, June 16, 2023, at Accord Care Community in Orrville, following a period of declining health.
Ruth was born on October 14, 1938, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late Albert and Nellie (Hoyer) Shifferly and graduated from Orrville High School in 1956. She went on to further her education at the Akron School of Nursing.  She married Roger D. Eberly on February 12, 1960, in Orrville. Roger passed on November 8, 2004.
She helped her father and grandpa, Albert, with the family landscaping business and garden store called “Shifferly Nursery” for almost 50 years. When she went back to her career as a nurse she worked as an LPN for Horn/Sprenger Nursing for close to 30 years.
Ruth was a member of Orrville Christian Church and played the organ for the church for almost 50 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Aultman Orrville Hospital where she served as the president for several years. Ruth enjoyed swimming, the beach, and traveling with her husband, Roger. Her favorite color was purple and in her book there was no such thing as too much purple. She had purple cars, purple clothing, purple pens. Anything you can think of she probably had it in purple. Ruth loved having cook outs every Friday at the family pond and fishing off her paddle boat. She was a kind and caring soul. Taking care of others was her passion in life. Above all Ruth cherished her family and her little white dog, Jazzy.
Surviving are three children, Brian (Jennifer) Eberly, Scott Eberly, and Karen (Dane Johnston) Eberly; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister-in-law, Betty Shifferly; daughter-in-law, Cathy Eberly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by son, Kent Wayne Eberly; grandson, Drew M. Eberly; and brother, Robert Shifferly.
Friends may call on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, with Pastor Tom Ledford officiating.
Memorials may be made to Aultman Orrville Hospital Auxiliary 830 S. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667, or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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