Ruth Ida Denman

August 10, 1938February 5, 2019

Ruth Ida Denman age 80 of Waynesburg, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Washington Health System Greene.

She was born August 10, 1938 in Nineveh, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Toland Miller. Ruth resided most of her life in the Nineveh and Graysville area.

She had worked as a nurse’s aide at the Curry Home. She also worked as a waitress at Alberts Restaurant, Pizza Hut, and Graysville Restaurant.

Ruth was a member of the Graysville Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her six children, Denise (Eugene) Bright, Kimberly “Diane” (Richard) Baker, Audley (Sherry) Denman, Colleen (Greg) Foster, Joetta Denman (and her boyfriend Michael, Barno), and Timothy (Tara) Denman; ten grandchildren, Ashley (Charlie) Coulter, Travis Denman and girlfriend Jordan, Allison Denman (and fiancé Daniel), Elijah Blake, Levi “Bubba” Blake (and girlfriend Julie), Emily (Spencer) Kelley, Garrett Bryner, Wesley Denman, Wyatt Denman, and Lance Decker; nine great-grandchildren, Charleigh, Christian, and Colten Coulter, Aubrey, Piper, and Tegan Kelley, Averie Denman, Noah Miller, and Lillian Noel. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, and her good friends Patty Thompson and Shirley Tedrow.

Deceased are a brother, Charles A. Miller; a sister Janie (Raymond) Ealy; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ruth Blake, and a great-grandson, Levi Cole Blake.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019

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Lawrence Headley

February 12, 2019

Ruth was a good friend to us. It would cheer us up just to meet and talk with her. We miss her dearly.

Buz & Judy Headley

Naomi Johnston

February 8, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Ruth's family and friends. She was a very strong woman and was a great source of strength to them . May her journey be peaceful.
Naomi Johnston

Levi Blake

February 8, 2019

Grandma, this has been one of the hardest things to go through...the toughest lady I've known through thick and thin (mostly thick) you were always there for me. The last thing you said to me was that you were proud of me and I promise to take that and continue on with it... You'll always be in mine and Julie's heart until we see each other again
Love always Bubba and Julie

Sandy (Garet). Temple

February 8, 2019

Ruth, you were like a mother to me when we worked at Pizza Hut. It was my first job and you took me under your wing and supported me. We had such a blast and became good friends. We drifted apart after I left but you were often on my mind! I love you Ruth .. RIP

Jacqueline Holmes (Stoner)

February 7, 2019

I don't know where to begin, you were always there when needed. Such an awesome lady. Heaven has gained an angel for sure.❤❤❤

Pam Tucker

February 6, 2019

I have known Ruthie pretty much my whole life. She was such a strong and beautiful woman. When she was your friend, that meant she was there through the good times and the bad. Never judging just there. She was my Aunt Neen’s best friend and protector when they lived side by side one always looking after the other. I think the most important thing I remember is how she treated people. I have known her many times to pay for a meal for someone who didn’t have the money to do it. She would give you her last dollar or the shirt off your back. Oh and he sloppy joe recipe took me forever to get that thing and I still use it today. Rest In Peace beautiful angel till we meet again.

Joetta Denman

February 6, 2019

Mom I feel so lost without you already. Kept thinking today I needed to call and check on you, then it hit me that I couldn't anymore. You were always my biggest fan and my biggest advocate in this world. I know you are in Heaven , free from the heartache of this world, but I feel so lonely without you already....Joey

Colleen Foster

February 6, 2019

I miss you so much already . I will miss our talks , your laugh and your smile . Rest In Peace .... love you

Audley Denman

February 6, 2019

Not sure where to start my memories from,from birth or now!we never had much but always had what we needed.There was always laughter in what we did and a few tears along the way. The days I spent growing up will be forever etched in my mind and have forever made me who I am today. Those days of youth seemed to last forever and each day held a special memory. Although I could never do what everyone else did or have what they had I seemed to have more than others. Our family getting together all the time was what was important in life not what we had.I have always told you that I loved you but never told you THANK YOU!I am sad you are gone because I could always stop and see you or call you and life was good.I would become that little boy who looked to you to make everything ok and to have time seem to go back to the worry free days of sunshine and laughter.I will miss you beyond belief and will love you more than you will ever know mom!!