Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

225 North Main Street, Johnstown, OH


Ruth Ann Wood

November 5, 1940June 5, 2020

Ruth Ann Wood (79), wife and mom, first, retired from bus driving from Johnstown Monroe School system in 2007. Tended block laying for dad. She was born to the late Eugene and Helen (Peters) Blain on November 5, 1940, in the home on Fancher Road. She is survived by her husband and lifelong best friend, Ralph Bernard Wood Jr., Ruth had six children; Ralph Jerry (Linda) Wood, Elizabeth Ann (William) Moran, Michael Scott (Shelly) Wood, Laura Jane VanScoy-Andrews, Joseph Bernard (Wanda) Wood, and Mark William (Bobbi) Wood., she was blessed with 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved children. Ruth and Ralph raised their children in a Christian home and made many sacrifices for them. Ruth went peaceful at 6:26 am on June 5, 2020. Friends may call to CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME 225 N. Main St. Johnstown, OH 43031 Thursday June 11, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday June 12, 2020 at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Tim Overly. Interment will follow at Fancher Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020


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Debbie Brownfield

June 12, 2020

I remember when Ruth told me she was helping Ralph in his brick laying business. They were laying big basement blocks. Ruth said when you work with Ralph, you KNOW what hard work is! I'll miss Ruth but know she's in a better place. Till we meet again.

Eileen Baesmann

June 9, 2020

Ruth was a very special lady to us at Angels Persist. She added much laughter and kindness to some days that seemed incredibly long. I will miss her tales.

Linda Brobeck

June 9, 2020

All my memories of Ruth are of her kindness, sweet smile, caring heart and love for her family and humanity. Knowing she had Jesus as her savior warms my heart to know she has gone to her eternal home ....Heaven.

Shelly Wood

June 9, 2020

Ralph, Jerry, Liz, Mike (my husband that I adore), Lori, Joe and Mark...
Words can't explain the pain I know you must be going through. I can see over the past few months how much your Mom meant to all of you. You each had a special unique bond with her that will stay with you until the end of time.

Your Mom showed me how to be a more patient and compassionate mother and wife. If anyone knows me, I am about the least patient person in the world. 😉So, this was a very welcome lesson for me. I always told Mike I wanted to be as close to my kids as she was. I have never met anyone as loving as Ruth. She had no enemies. You all should be very proud to call her "Mom".

In heaven now, she will always be loved and never forgotten. God bless all of you.

Dorothy Owens

June 9, 2020

Sincere sympathy for your loss, Joe and Wanda. Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your families.

Joey Wood

June 8, 2020

You were there for all of my elementary functions you could attend. When I was in c-tec studying criminal justice you and grandpa came to see our program for parent day. I remember riding on your bus with you and being so proud just to be with my grandma. You have inspired so many people and touched so many lives, in the driver seat of your bus you watched multiple family generations go from elementary to high school, you are loved by many. I have the best guardian angel anyone could ever ask for. I love you

Karen Quairry

June 8, 2020

Ruth was a awesome lady to work with. So kind and her kids on her bus loved her. She will be missed. Prayers to the family

Aliviah Wood

June 8, 2020

You are the best and you make me happy.😊 my daddy told me this and I was sad. I’ll always love you. My favorite memory is the quilt that you made me when I was a baby. I’ll always keep it and Cherish it forever. ❤️

~Aliviah Wood

Bud Hanes

June 8, 2020

For the Wood family, I hope it helps to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray that God comforts you in a way that only He can.

Taylor Wood

June 8, 2020

What can I say about you that people don’t already know. You where the best grandmother a girl could ever wish for. I will always remember the day you got to meet nick and told me how proud you where of me. That you wanted me to follow my dream to go to hair school not matter what and when I finished you said I told you that you do it with a little bit of faith. Well that right you thought me not matter what life throws at me just have faith that god has a plan for it all. Well grandma that what I am doing know losing you is hard but I know god had a plan for all this to happen. Love you grandma I have the best Guardian angle up in heaven