Ruth Charlotte “Ruthie” Briggs

September 3, 1960 - September 1, 2019

09/03/1960 - 09/01/2019

Ruth Charlotte “Ruthie” Briggs, 58, of Shadyside, Ohio passed away September 1, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital Wheeling, WV.

Ruthie was born September 3, 1960, in Lancaster, California a daughter of the late, William A. and Leah Jane Yeater Briggs.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, Robert B. “Stratton” Briggs.

Surviving is her companion of 37 years, Scott Cook, a daughter, Tiana (Mitchell) Rose of St. Clairsville, OH, two nieces, Ashly (Tanner) Defibaugh of Martins Ferry, OH and Jessica Barnett of Wheeling, WV, a sister, Tina M. Barnett of Bellaire, OH, grandchildren, Layla, and Cambri Rose, Breyona, Michael, Bryson, Brantly, Addey, and Treyton

In honoring Ruth’s wishes there will be no visitation. Final arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.

Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio is assisting the family.

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Dennis modra
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss

Rhea Meckling
3 years ago

Ruchie and I were besties in 8th grade…though we lost touch I never stopped loving her!! I have so many fun memories. My deepest condolences to Scott and her family.

Tracey (Feorene) Rivers
3 years ago

My prayers are with her family. She & her brother”Stratton” are again together as brother & sister to watch over their loved ones.

Terry (Sutton) Hammond
3 years ago

Tina and I were good friends during high school!! Remember so many fun times with her and Ruth at their home in Shadyside. My prayers go out to all Ruth’s family.

Sue Junkins
3 years ago

Remember Ruthie and Tina as young girls attending Riverview Bible Church and picking them up to go to church. Tina, if you remember me, I know you have fond memories of Ruthie and I pray you ask your GOD for comfort in this time of sorrow. How quickly the years have gone by…seems like yesterday you girls were riding in the backseat, giggling, going to church.

Doris Woollard
3 years ago

So sorry to hear this. At one time Ruthie and I were very close. We had lots of good times together. May she RIP

John and Jennifer Gulash
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss

Ronnie and Karen Clark
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss Scott and family

Gary hoffman
3 years ago

Sorry for your loss.

Diana Highes
3 years ago

So sorry to hear this sad news. Comfort to Tina and all of Ruthie’s family. I haven’t seen Ruthie in years but will always have so many fun memories from high school. RIP