2021 OUTSTANDING CITIZEN
Ruth was born on January 21, 1928 in Woodville, Ohio to Paul & Viola (Herman) Ameling. As a young child she moved with her family to Pemberville. Her formal education began at Bethlehem Lutheran School. She later transferred to Pemberville Elementary School. In 1955 she graduated from Pemberville High School. She became employed by The United States Post Office and was later promoted to the position of the Pemberville Postmaster. After retirement Ruth worked as a clerk for the Village of Pemberville. Ruth is an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Always contributing to others and the village, Ruth has been a Brownie Girl Scout Leader to the Pemberville Girl Scouts, an Eastwood Band Booster, member of the Pemberville American Legion Auxiliary, and the Historical Society. Her time as been spent on the restoration of The Pemberville Opera House and she works at the Antique Market. Additional activities and memberships are or have been, The Pemberville Ski Club, two Bunco clubs, a league bowler at Varsity Lanes in Bowling Green, The Girls of 55 and the Pemberville Tree Commission. She plants and cares for flowers and landscaping in the village walkway and tends to the flower pots in the downtown area. Many years she served The Kiddie Parade Committee for the Pemberville Free Fair. She has sold tickets, served food and baked pies too! She is known for her Kiddie Parade Floats and her baking skills, especially pies and her Blarney Stones. Ruth has two children, Gail (Merlin) Moenter of Pemberville, and Stephen (Claudia) Phillips, Honolulu, HI, three grandchildren, Eric (Jami) Moenter of Genoa, Kellie Duquette of Bowling Green, and Lindsay Moenter of Loveland, Colorado. She also has boasting rights to six great-grandchildren! Our village and its residents thank Ruth for her dedication and commitment to Pemberville. Congratulations Ruth!