Ruth Evelyn Thalman


Ruth Evelyn Thalman, 95, of Hermitage, passed away at 6:03 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, in St. Paul's Senior Living Community, Greenville.
Mrs. Thalman was born June 14, 1923, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Olive Irene (Lehberger) McGaffic. She was a 1942 graduate of New Castle High School.
She was a telephone operator and supervisor for the former Bell Telephone Co., New Castle.
Ruth was an accomplished artist, particularly in watercolors. She was also a great seamstress and knitter, which she passed on to her family.
Ruth enjoyed baking pies and pastries, playing bridge and golfing. She once had a hole-in-one at Buhl Farm Golf Course, locally known as "Dum Dum Golf Course."
She was a faithful Christian and read the bible several times.
Her husband, William John Thalman, whom she married June 30, 1950, passed away June 28, 1989.
Her family will miss her spontaneous outbreaks, when she would begin singing songs from the 1930s and '40s.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherry T. Hoza and her husband Paul, of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, William A. Thalman and his wife Bonnie, of Sharpsville, and John C. Thalman, of Blythswood, S.C.; four grandchildren, June M. (Rick) Bruckner, Emilie (Chase) Prezioso, and Jeffery and Daniel Hoza; and one great-grandchild, Tristan Reese Bruckner.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a sister, Faithe Dean, whom she lived with for 14 years in San Diego, Calif.; and a brother, Carl F. McGaffic and his wife Sybil.

Ruth Evelyn, 95, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: Noon until the time of the service Wednesday (4-24-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 East State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. C. Charles Eckles, of I.H.S. Gospel Ministries, officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on April 20, 2019
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Carl McGaffic Jr
May 14, 2019
Had a wonderful visit with Aunt Ruth and My Dad on her 90th Birthday. I know that she is now with Jesus her mom and dad and my dad.
Apr 20, 2019