Ruth B. Logan, 96, of Newfoundland, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 1 with her oldest daughter by her side.
She was born on March 8, 1923, in Manila, West Virginia, one of eight children born to Joseph and Zennie Drake Bias.
She grew up in Portsmouth and Columbus, Ohio before raising her five children in Moorestown, then moving to Newfoundland in 1973.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.
A versatile homemaker, Ruth enjoyed cooking, crafts, crossword puzzles (an expert), carpentry, cards, and anything to do with home design, but music was her main passion growing up.
She was an accomplished violinist and country fiddler who played music on the country music circuit with her father and his “music friends.”
She met her future husband, Roger Logan at Goodyear Tire in Akron, Ohio, where she was employed during the war as a lab technician, and he was her lab supervisor.
From 1988 to 2014, she worked for O.C.A. Corporation, her husband’s chemical industry consulting firm.
In 1955, she and her husband founded Sunnybrook Swim Club in Moorestown, a competitive swim club still in existence.
In Moorestown, she headed the PTA at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, and, was active for years in numerous other civic organizations.
Ruth will be lovingly remembered for her honesty, common sense, wit, and most of all her dignity.
She was the epitome of elegance because of it.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 72 years in 2017, her parents, and six siblings.
She is survived by her loving children Roger L. Logan, Jr., Claudia B. Logan (caregiver), Dr. James J. Logan, Michael D. Logan, and Maureen Logan-Raezer (John), and her grandchildren, Anna S. Logan-Collier (Patrick), Michael Scott Logan, Mary Caroline Logan, Emily D. Raezer, and William Raezer, along with a niece Alice Logan-Cataldo of South Hadley, Massachusetts, her sister Cynthia J. Bias of Mansfield, Ohio, as well as many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A private service will be held by the family at Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, Ohio, at a later date.