RUTH NAOMI RISER 81, of Zanesville passed away on Monday March 1, 2010 at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Ruth was born in Lancaster, Oh on March 4, 1928 to the late James Arthur and Clara Ellis Pickering. Ruth retired from United Technologies where she worked for many years as an assembler. She was a member of the Melody Lake “Ladies of the Lake”, and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband William Harley Riser of the home, a daughter Nancy Small of Zanesville, two sons William (Phyllis) Riser of Zanesville and Terry (Katie) Riser of Zanesville, six grandchildren: Alexis Riser, Abbe Riser, Michelle Small, Debra Small Rose, Brooke Riser McNally, and Corey Riser. Six great-grandchildren: Ryleigh Crooks, Malorie Crooks, Xander Small, Cody Niceswanger, Maranda Rose, and Karlee Rose.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers Bob, Eldon, Pete, Stanley, and Floyd Pickering and a sister Evelyn “Sis” Ganz.
Calling hours will be Wednesday March 3 from 5-8pm at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. A comforting funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday in the Snouffer Chapel with Pastor Chuck Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. To send a note of condolence to the family visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click obituaries or call our caring staff at 450-8000.