December 28, 1922 - March 21, 2021
Ruth Matilda (Reusing) Taylor was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 28, 1922 and died on March 21, 2021 at her son's home in Chattanooga, Tennessee surrounded by her loving family at the age of 98 years old. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years, John Benton Taylor, Sr.; oldest son John Benton Taylor, Jr.; parents, Matilda Renner Reusing and Charles William Reusing, Sr; siblings, Berniece Ernst, Charles William Reusing, Jr.; Virginia Brockman and Audrey Grimes. Ruth is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Dawn) Taylor of Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Marsha (Steve) Morgan of Westerville, OH; grandchildren April (Nelson) Silva of Goodlettsville, TN; Daniel (Lisybeth) Taylor of Indianapolis, IN; Ashley (Oliver) Burkett of East Ridge, TN; Jordan (Miriam) Taylor of Laurel, MD; Evan (Aubrey) Taylor of Chattanooga, TN and Emily (Drew) Forsey of Ooltewah, TN; great-grandchildren, Milena Burkett, Luca Burkett and Ariana Taylor; and sister-in-law, Virginia Reusing of Bellbrook, Ohio. Ruth attended what is now Washington Adventist University in 1944 where she met her husband Benton. They began dating in the spring of 1945 and were married at the end of the year. Ruth worked as a legal and executive secretary throughout her life. Family was at the center of her life, and her biggest joy came from being around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She found joy in gardening, especially growing all types of flowers, and supporting various mission projects. She was an active member of the Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church, and her faith was central to her life. Ruth enjoyed keeping active, helping with everyday household chores, and she also walked faithfully nearly every day, up until several weeks before her death. There will be a Graveside Service at Blendon Central Cemetery in Westerville, Ohio on Thursday, April 1, at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Yuliyan Filipov. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made in her memory to Maranatha Volunteers International via mail or electronically at www.maranatha.org or 990 Reserve Drive, Suite 100, Roseville, California 95768-1387. There will be a Memorial Service at a later date. Please check this webpage periodically as to when the date and location are set as we will post the information here.
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