Ruth E. Corpman

Ruth E. Corpman, age 88, of Port Washington, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, May, 11, 2013, in her home following a brief illness.  Born in Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio, July 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Oscar M. and Amy Shephard Leisure.

Ruth was just a little girl when both her sister and her mother passed away during a deadly Tuberculosis outbreak, and she spent her childhood in an orphanage. Determined to make life better for others in challenging circumstances, she went on to be a homemaker for most of her life, caring for fifteen foster children over the years, loving them as her own. 

She enjoyed bird watching and playing the organ, as well as attending St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at Port Washington.

Survivors include her son, William “Bill” (wife, Robin) Corpman of Port Washington, grandchildren; Ryan Taylor, Rick (wife, Carie) Taylor, and Shaun (wife, Kara) Corpman, all of Columbus, Joe and Alysia Corpman, both of Port Washington, and Michael Latimer of New Cumberland.
Four great grandchildren; Mavrick Corpman, Eve and Elsie Taylor and Michael Latimer, complete the family.

In addition to her parents and teenage sister, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of nearly fifty years, William K. Corpman. The couple wed November 13, 1945, and he passed away February 11, 1995.

A sister, Ginny Roberts, died last year.

Friends are invited to call Tuesday, from 5-8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where Jackie Wolgamott will lead a funeral service for Mrs. Corpman Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the funeral home’s chapel.  Burial will follow in German Cemetery, Sandy Township.

Memorial contributions to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663, are encouraged.

Those unable to attend are invited to share memories and condolences with the family by visiting Mrs. Corpman’s permanent online memorial at
 Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia

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