Ruth Anna Daniel Page passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital in Columbus and is survived by her husband Ben B.
Page. Formerly of the Fairview and Lees Creek communities, Ruth Anna
was a 35-year resident of Washington Court House, Ohio and active in
the Commission on Aging Senior Center. Born October 15, 1922 in
Wilmington, Ohio, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Woods
Daniel. Sisters Helen Louise Daniel Curtis and Mary Ellen Daniel
Dailey preceded her in death.
A graduate of Wilmington High School and the Miller School of Business
in Cincinnati, Ruth Anna began her working career at Wright Patterson
Air Force Base. She traded in this business career to become a farm
homemaker when she married Ben on August 15, 1943. They recently
celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Also surviving is son Gary
L. Page (Connie) with grandsons Brian (Hope) Page and Scott (Kristen)
Page; son Wayne E. Page (Laura) with granddaughters Miranda (Richard)
Hasselman and Allison (Clay) Shrieves; and daughter Rebecca A. Hadley
(Herb) with granddaughters Chelsea (Yancy) Galutia and Dorian (Bill)
Auld. Ten great grandchildren have also blessed this marriage.
Active in the Fairview Friends Meeting in New Vienna, Ohio, Ruth Anna
served as Treasurer for many years and also chaired a number of
committees of the Wilmington Yearly Meeting including those associated
with Indian missions and the Quaker Bakers at the annual Clinton
County Corn Festival. The Pages adopted the Wyandotte and Kickapoo
Indian Oklahoma missions by delivering tons of clothing collected from
the many Friends Meetings in Clinton and Highland Counties over a
An avid swimmer, Ruth Anna obtained the Red Cross Life Guard and Water
Safety Instructor certifications after the age of 40. She ran the
usual farm wife taxi service for her children and neighborhood
children escorting them to numerous activities such as 4-H, scouts,
swimming, dance, sports, and church activities. Ruth Anna and Ben
traveled extensively from coast-to-coast visiting family and friends.
She once again used her business training in a 13-year career at
Clinton County Air Force Base.
Continuing a lifetime of giving, Ruth Anna has donated her body to
support medical education at The Ohio State University School of
Medicine. A celebration of her life will be held March 16, 2013, 2 pm
at Fairview Friends Meeting 6796 Antioch Rd, New Vienna, Ohio 45159.
Fellowship with the family will be held immediately following.
Preferred Memorial is Quaker Indian Missions, Wilmington Yearly
Meeting, Pyle Center, Box 1194, Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina is in charge of arrangements.