Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Ruth M. THOMPSON, age 96, of Parma Heights, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 8 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years Archie L. Thompson. Born in Appomattox County, VA, Ruth was one of 8 children born to the late Herbert and Mabel Moore. Ruth is survived by son Gary L. Thompson (Jayne) of Medina, daughter, Debra Sue Tobak (Jim, deceased) of Twinsburg; grandchildren, Todd Thompson (Olga); Leslie Coleman (Jack); Sara Stifter (Jason), great-grandchildren: Ethan and Julian Thompson, Lindsey and Rachel Coleman and Logan Stifter. Siblings Wallace Donald Moore and sister Ann Reynolds both of Appomattox, VA. In addition to many nieces and nephews including Bleeka Jane Davidson of Middleburg Hts. and special friend Rose Gallagher. Ruth was also preceded in death by her most beloved siblings, H.H. Moore Jr.; Alonza Moore; Everette Moore; Neville Moore; Ellen Marie Dunnam and nephews, Teddy L. Moore and Bobby Dunnam. Ruth and Archie settled in Cleveland in 1945 where they attended Christ United Methodist Church of Cleveland. Ruth was a 63-year member of West Park Chapter O.E.S. After retiring from Scott & Fetzer (Kirby Company) in 1995 she devoted her time to taking care of her family which was her greatest love. Her devotion and pride in family always preceded her passions for gardening, cooking, canning, and baking. Her vast assortment of homemade Christmas cookies was always a renowned tradition.

VISITATION, MON. SEP. 14, from 12-2 at The Zabor Funeral Home (5680 Pearl Rd., Parma, 44129, btw. Snow & Ridge) with funeral services immediately following. Entombment, Sanctuary of Life Mausoleum, Brooklyn Heights Cemetery (4700 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, 44109).

In lieu of flowers, Ruth requested that you consider making memorial contributions in her name to Christ United Methodist Church, 3625 W.138th St., Cleveland, OH 44111. To offer condolences visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Our condolences to the family of “Grandma T”. She was a great lady and we will treasure her memory . Rest In Peace dear lady. And may you find comfort in the arms of Jesus.
    Frank and Linda Stifter

  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Ruth was a dear friend to me and I will miss her. I know she is at peace now and God is watching over her in heaven.

  3. Matthew 18: Jesus was asked, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” Jesus answered: “The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like a child.” Dear Ruth, time to rest dear friend. You will always have a place in our hearts and our memories…
    Love you, Sandra & Gary Tata

  4. Gary, Debra and family, our deepest condolences on Ruth’s passing. I had the pleasure working with Ruth for 20 years at Kirby. We stayed in touch afterwards with annual Christmas cards, she always asked how my kids were doing, and we’d send pictures. Ruth was always such a pleasant person to be around with. I remember her Christmas cookies as well! Our prayers are with your family, May she Rest In Peace.

    Ken, Ginny, Danny and Jillian Roskey

  5. It was such a pleasure and honor to know and be a friend of Ruth’s for so many years (63 years). I always enjoyed her wit and upbeat spirit. I will miss her tremendously. My thoughts and prayers are with Sue and Gary and their families during this time.

    Lillian Alton

  6. Aunt Ruth was a lovely, gracious lady. She will be missed by all. Heartfelt sympathy to Gary, Jane Sue and family.

  7. My sincerest condolences to your family. Ruth was a sweet, kind, compassionate lady. I had the pleasure of working with her for a number of years at Kirby and being her neighbor for many years. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Ruth.

  8. It has taken me a few days to realize that I will no longer come thru the side door and yell Yoo Hoooo and asking if you are ready to party 🙁 We shared so many memories of Kirby and all the people we knew and just remembering the good times. No longer to wind your clocks, listen to you complain, it’s Monday. Always a bad day you would say. Your sweet voice, going out to look at your flowers and tomatoes and here you complain about those darn deer have eaten everything :). Loved hearing about your family and the grand children and great grand children and how you loved them dearly. I could go on and on but I will cherish all the time the Lord gave us together. I was so blessed to be a part of your family. Thank you Sue and Gary for sharing your precious Mom with me. I know Jesus has prepared a room for you and all your loved ones to celebrate together and Archie and you as one again. I will see you one sweet day. You are back home with your Heavenly Father.

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