Ruth Steurer Oney

Ruth Steurer Oney passed quietly into the arms of The One and Only Savior surrounded by her family. She was 94.

She was born Nov. 20, 1922 to parents Godfrey and Iona (Young) Steurer in Chesterville. Ruth graduated from Johnsville High School with the class of 1939.

Ruth was a born again Christian saved and baptized in the Grace Brethren Church but more recently attended Cook Road Baptist Church.

She was a loving farmer’s wife always taking care of her family. Her most important title in life was that of mother. She enjoyed gardening and sewing but her gift was cooking. Some of her family favorites recipes were her chicken and dumplings and her fried mushrooms.

She is survived by children Ron and Eddie Oney, Jean Oney, Paul and Margaret Oney and a grandson Patrick James Oney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and children Ted Oney, Allen Oney and Eloise Livingston as well as her 12 siblings.

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The Oney family will be having a graveside service Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Bellville Cemetery. Pastor Jim Berry will speak.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ruth’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

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