Ruth Nist, 95, passed away on June 23, 2019.
Ruth was born in Krebs, OK, to the late Steve and Mary (Jaicomo) Ross. She lived in the Akron area most of her life and was a faithful member of Blessed Trinity Parish. She loved being a lunch lady for the Akron Public Schools, serving funeral meals at Blessed Trinity and taking walks with her good friend, Marge Cassidy.
In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nist; daughters, Patricia Lynn Stedman and Mary Ruth Nist; sister, Mildred Andrea; and brothers, Alfred "Bud" Ross and Raymond Ross. She is survived by daughter, Gail Tankersley; sons, Larry, Robert, David (Robyn), and Tom (Christina) Nist; grandchildren, Joseph, Christopher, Todd, Jonathan, Sarah, Katie, Jim, Kayla and Kyle; 9 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, James Stedman; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
The Nist Family would like to extend a special thank-you to the nurses and staff at Hospice of Western Reserve of Medina and to Dr. Steven Jackson for all of their loving care and support.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:00 am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 300 East Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH 44310 with Rev. Father Joseph Warner, Celebrant. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.). Ruth's final resting place will be Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blessed Trinity Food Pantry or Hospice of Western Reserve of Medina.
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