Ruth Irene Johnston Adams

March 7, 1922 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 97)


RUTH IRENE JOHNSTON ADAMS, 97, of Sidney, passed away at 9:30 A.M. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Ohio Living Dorothy Love. She was born on March 7, 1922 in Clayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Webster) Flath. She was married to Cornelius Johnston, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1976. She later married John P. Q. Adams, who preceded her in death on January 30, 2010.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Rita (Darrel) Hollenbacher of Troy; five grandchildren, Jay (Missy) Johnston, Julie (Mike) Karg, Kreg (Heather) Hollenbacher, Karl Hollenbacher, Kyle (Jacqueline) Hollenbacher; six great-grandchildren, Grace Barger, Adaline Karg, Miranda and Jared Johnston, Johnston and Bryn Hollenbacher; and sister, Clara Davis. She was preceded in death by son, Roger Johnston.

Ruth was a retired realtor and co-owner of Johnston Reality & Insurance in Sidney. Through the years she was a member of the Sidney-Shelby County Real Estate Association, Ohio State Realtors Association, Stokes Chapter #543 Order of Eastern Star of Port Jefferson, Ladies Shriners of Sidney, Ladies Shriners Oriental of Dayton, Sidney American Legion Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose in Sidney. Ruth loved her family and her friends, loved her life, and loved a good game of euchre.

Ruth was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, 309 E. North St., Sidney, where a funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2 P.M. with Pastor John Young officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 12:30 P.M. until the time of services. An Eastern Star service will be held just prior to the funeral at 1:45 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, or Ohio Living Dorothy Love "memo - Life Care Fund" in Ruth's memory. Condolences may be expressed to Ruth's family at the funeral home's website,

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January 19, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
First Baptist Church (North St, Sidney)

Eastern Star Service
January 19, 2020

1:45 PM
First Baptist Church
309 E. North St.
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Funeral Service
January 19, 2020

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (North St, Sidney)

Interment following funeral service
January 19, 2020

Glen Cemetery
St. Rt. 47 East
Port Jefferson, Ohio 45360

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