Ruth I. Wharton

Mrs. Ruth I. Wharton passed away peacefully on February 8, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Mrs. Wharton was born on September 10, 1925 in Marietta, Ohio to Guy and Edith Beardmore. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert L. Wharton. 

Mrs. Wharton is survived by her daughter Lisa Wharton, of Buckhannon, West Virginia; “other daughter” Monica Reynolds, of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; sister Mary Wharton and William Wharton, of Marietta, Ohio; nephews Jim McKee, of Zanesville, Ohio, Craig Wharton, of Crownsville, Maryland, Paul Wharton, of Coppell, Texas, Keith Wharton, of Hollister, California, and Jim Wharton, of Miami, Florida; and nieces Marilee Walker, of El Cajon, California, and Sherry Arnoth, of Santee, California.  She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, including Tracy Thomas, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Jeff Thomas, of Arcadia, Florida; Ricki Markle, of Port Charlotte, Florida; Rex Thomas, of Daytona Beach, Florida; Mike Huck, of Marietta, Ohio; Cindy Pyles, of Columbus, Ohio; Jay Huck, of Marietta, Ohio, and Joey Huck, of Marietta, Ohio.

Mrs. Wharton earned a degree at Mountain State College in Parkersburg, West Virginia and worked at Marietta College prior to moving with her husband to Burgettstown, Pennsylvania where they raised their daughter.

She was very involved with the Girl Scouts and was extremely proud of the girls in those troops.  She was an avid reader, animal lover and proud Steelers fan, who enjoyed the theater and watching Jeopardy.

Upon moving to Buckhannon, she and her husband raised many llamas on their farm.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Marietta Chapter 59.  She was a dedicated Christian growing up in the Sixth and Washington Church of Christ in Marietta and was a member of the Buckhannon Church of Christ in West Virginia. She always had a smile on her face and offered help to many.

Friends will be received for a memorial gathering, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with David Hawkins officiating.  A service will also be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home in Marietta, Ohio followed by a graveside service at the Lower Salem Cemetery with Roger Rush officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buckhannon Church of Christ, P. O. Box 304, Buckhannon, WV  26201.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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