F. Ruth (Osborn) Priest

  • Died: June 9, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

F. Ruth Osborn Priest, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, formerly of Archbold, OH, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. She was born to the late F. Lyle and Catherine (Dorsheimer) Osborn on July 31, 1944 in Wauseon, OH. Ruth worked for the Allen County Sherriff Department then retired from the Allen County Government. Her greatest joy was in caring and giving to others. Ruth leaves behind many beloved friends.

Ruth is survived by a host of relatives and friends. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Priest; and sisters, Margie and Jean Osborn.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 14, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Maplewood Park (4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815) from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at Riverside Cemetery (10650 OH-107, Montpelier, OH 43543).

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of NE Indiana and the Allen County SPCA.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Our precious "Ruthie".....my heart is shattered and I am wondering how I will ever get along without picking up the phone and hearing your uplifting voice on the other end. You have been one of my very best friends for over 45 years...you have been my support, my cheering section, my confidante, my advisor, my "partner in crime" during younger year shenanigans (some of my favorite memories!) and most importantly a loving heart that never once judged me or let me down. We have lived 1200 miles apart for over 30 years but you never once let the distance diminish what our friendship meant. You were the best of the best, and through my grief also shines a gratitude for having you in my life. You will forever be remember, forever be missed. You did not leave this earth alone....you took a part of so many of our hearts with you. You have always been and always will be one of my heroes. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all family and friends of this amazing woman. Rest well, dear friend, until we need again.

Posted by Barbara Gardner - Sarasota, FL - Friend   June 12, 2019

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