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Ruth A. (Zurn) Briggs

September 15, 1941 ~ December 13, 2017 (age 76)

The Piano Brothers
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Ruth A. Briggs (nee Zurn), 76, of Middlefield (formerly of Hiram), passed away peacefully at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland, Wednesday afternoon, December 13th, 2017. She was born in Erie, PA on September 15th, 1941 to the late Frederick and Dolores (Sonnabend) Zurn.

She retired from teaching after 35 years at Crestwood Elementary School. Ruth then remained active in her church and community. She was part of the Women's Guild at the Mantua Christ Lutheran Church. Ruth also enjoyed playing 5 card pinochle and being a member of the Hiram Research Club. When staying in Bradenton, FL, she became active in the Women's Castle Club of Braden Park where she was serving as the current Secretary. Ruth was also the Treasurer of the Braden Castle Festival.

Ruth will be greatly missed by: her loving husband, Thomas Briggs; step-children, Frank (Tricia) Briggs, Rick (Lisa) Briggs, Jane (Frank) Apicella, Mike Briggs; 9 step-grandchildren; 3 great-step-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Jule) Zurn, Carol (Kit) Kramer; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT 11:30 A.M., SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2018 AT ADAMS HALL, 11455 WASHINGTON ST., CHAGRIN FALLS, OH 44023. Family and friends will be received Saturday morning from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory are requested to be made to either the Women's Guild of Christ Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 737, Mantua, OH 44255 or to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Women's Guild of Christ Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 737, Mantua OH 44255

Hospice of the Western Reserve - Contributions
17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44110
Tel: 1-855-475-0245
Email: donate@hospicewr.org
Web: http://www.hospicewr.org

 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
January 20, 2018

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adams Hall - Auburn Twp
11445 Washington St
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Celebration of Life
January 20, 2018

11:30 AM
Adams Hall - Auburn Twp
11445 Washington St
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

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