Virginia Ruth (Davis) Mearkle

Virginia Ruth (Davis) Mearkle, 85, Goshen, Ohio, formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord Feb. 26, 2013.

She was born in Altoona, cherished daughter of the late Robert and Kathleen (Scherer) Davis.

She was the beloved wife of the late Russell Reid Mearkle; loving mother of Claudia (Jim) Schneller-Melby, Bobbie Denis, Randy (Shauna) Mearkle, Ellen (Martin) Dickhaus and Linda (Steve) Knab; proud grandmother of Carol and Michael Knab, Scott, Alison, Kristin and Brian Schneller, Karla and Brandon Denis, Emily Adkins, Brad, Curtis and Jacob Mearkle and Eric and Sarah Dickhaus; caring great-grandmother of Lauren, Cole, Evan, Claire, Jayden, Vera, Hunter, Liam and Eli; and dear sister of Janet Miller and Kay Rabold.

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 1668 Route 28, Goshen, Ohio, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013. Interment will be in Clarksville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.