Ruth W. Leighton, 96, passed away peacefully Monday, October 8, 2012 at Swan Pointe Care Center. Ruth was born in Toledo, the daughter of Carl and Ella Pasch, and graduated from Libbey High School in 1933. She worked as a secretary at Pilgrim Congregational Church for over 20 years until her retirement. Ruth was active in the Senior Center in downtown Toledo. She was well-known for her beautiful crocheting and displayed her work at various area craft shows. She was also an avid reader. Surviving is her daughter, Nancy Shonk-Adam (Las Vegas, NV), grandson Larry Vienhage, brother Bill Pasch, and nieces Judy Vale, Sally Morel, Penny Sipple, and Pat Willman. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Thurman (Buck) Leighton, and sister Marcylle Willman. The family will receive friends after 12 noon Friday at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where services will follow at 2:00 PM. Entombment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
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