Ruth Ellen Nida

February 13, 1939November 1, 2018

Ruth Ellen Nida, 79, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Ruth was born in Charleston on February 13, 1939, to the late James and Ruth Walton Spradlin. She was a retired manager with the Charleston Civic Center and attended the Malden United Methodist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Richard “Rick” Nida; brother, Jim “Dicky” Spradlin; and sister, Francis Webb. Ruth is survived by her husband, Richard Samuel Nida; son, Mark Nida of South Charleston; grandchildren, Rachel (Chad) Estep of Red House and James Richard “JR” (Elizabeth) Nida II of Eleanor; and great-grandchildren, Norah and Everett Estep, Jamey and Jack Nida. The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Melvin Sizemore officiating. The burial will follow the service at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ruth Ellen Nida

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Pat Wallot

November 10, 2018

Worked for Ruth at the Charleston Civic back in the '70's, had lots of fun, didn't make much money, but we all had great times together.

Paula Evans Rodgers

November 8, 2018

I attended Malden Methodist Church when Ruth's dad was pastor. Ruth was a very friendly and outgoing person. The family was much appreciated and loved. May God bless your family during this difficult time.

Rita Perry

November 8, 2018

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Thanks for all the laughs. Co worker from Civic Center