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Mrs. Ruth J. Headings, 86, of Sharon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2017, at Clepper Manor CCRC following a period of brief illness.
Ruth was born on April 22, 1931, in Sharon to Leonard and Rose (Hanneman) Mueller. She was a graduate of Sharon High School and would marry Robert P. Headings on May 9, 1952.
She had worked as a secretary for the Salvation Army in Sharon for more than 60 years prior to her retirement in 2009.
Mrs. Headings was a longtime member of Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene for more than 70 years. She had taught Sunday School for many years, served as the church pianist for more than 50 years and had been a member of the church board and served as treasurer.
Ruth always enjoyed the vegetable gardens and plantings around her home, which her husband and son planted.
She is survived by her sons, Robert P. Headings Jr. and Mark A. Headings, both of Sharon; her sister-in-law, Ruth Headings; her niece, Sharon Hanson and her husband, Lee; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her son, Timothy L. Headings; and her sister, Elsie McDaniel.

Ruth J., 86, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (1-5-18) and one hour prior to the start of services at the Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 3480 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday (1-6-18) at the church, with the Rev. Dan Hanson officiating.
Arrangements by SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on January 3, 2018
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