April 22, 1961 - March 4, 2020
Ruth Ann Byers, age 58 of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully in the arms of her husband on Thursday March 4, 2020 following a battle with Advanced Parkinson's disease. She was born April 22, 1961 in New Martinsville, WV. Ruth Ann was a paralegal with over 25 years of service for Gold, Khourey, and Turak law firm where she specialized as an advocate for clients navigating the Social Security Disability process. Ruth enjoyed running, knitting, sunshine, and music. She attended Mass at the Mt. de Chantal Chapel. Ruth Ann was the most compassionate, caring, generous, and hard working person anyone had the pleasure of meeting. Ruth always put others before herself and her family was no exception. She was a devoted wife and loving mother that will be deeply missed by both family and friends. Her memory will live on in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her father: Edward “Rudy” Rich; paternal grandparents: John and Sophia Rich; maternal grandparents: Roy and Irma Harrison. Survivors include her husband, of 38 years, Thomas Byers; one son: Austin Byers of Mt. Airy, MD; mother: Margaret Harrison Rich of Westerville, OH; three sisters: Martha (David) Grohman of Hanover, OH; Beth Brown of Coeur d'Alene, ID; and Kathy (Tim) Myles of Elm Grove, WV; one brother: David (Tatiana) Rich of Columbus, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Wheeling, WV where funeral services will be held immediately after the viewing at 5:00 p.m. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in Ruth’s name (https://tribute.michaeljfox.org/).
Ruth Ann Byers, age 58 of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully in the arms of her husband on Thursday March 4, 2020 following a battle with Advanced Parkinson's disease. She was born April 22, 1961 in New Martinsville, WV. Ruth Ann was... View Obituary & Service Information
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