Ruth (Owen) Ott, 96, of rural Albion, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at her home.\nBorn in Green Township, on November 18, 1922, to the late Otis and Maggie (Diffendarfer) Owen. She spent her formative years in Noble County, attending Green Center School and Albion High School.\nRuth was married to Eugene M. Ott in Albion, on November 30, 1940. The couple moved to their farm in 1943 and shared 53 plus years together. Eugene preceded her in death on February 4, 1994.\nShe was a dedicated homemaker. Ruth traveled a lot with her husband when they were younger. She enjoyed being with her family whenever possible. She loved hosting her entire family at her home for all holidays. Ruth also enjoyed fishing, crocheting, bowling, her computer and shopping at Dollar General. She loved the farm life and working in the fields when she was younger. She never got farming out of her mind.\nRuth was a member of the American Legion in Albion, President of the Tuesday Afternoon Bowling League and President of the Noble Township Homemakers Club for several years when it was active.\nShe is survived by her five children, Mildred Anderson, Doris JoAnn (Dave Winters) of Churubusco, Marna Gene (Roger) DeBolt of Ligonier; two sons, Donald E. Ott of Columbia City and Keith A. Ott of Albion; one brother-in-law, Kenneth (Doris) Ott of Albion; one sister-in-law, Thelma Ott; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.\nIn addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded by a brother, Homer Owen; four sisters, Hazel Wilson, Clara Boggs, Mildred Gross and Viva Harlan; one grandson, E.J. Ott, one grandson-in-law, Arthur Stoner, son-in-law, Glen "John" Anderson and daughter-in-law, Roberta Ott.\nSevices will take place at Merriam Christian Chapel Church on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service. Pastor John French officiating.\nThe family will also receive friends on Monday, August 5, 2019, at the church from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM.\nBurial taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, in Merriam, Pastor Dwayne Berna officiating.\nIn lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Noble Township Fire Department or the Merriam Christian Chapel Church.\nOnline note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.