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Ruth Joy (Eby) Thomsen

May 26, 1932 ~ October 21, 2017 (age 85)

Ruth Joy Thomsen, 85, of Zanesville, passed away October 21, 2017 at Genesis Morrison House.

She was born May 26, 1932 in Zanesville, daughter of the late, Milan Eby and Ethel Yager Eby.  She was owner and operator of Jakes Sandwich Shop, Chef Restaurant and Star Market.

She is survived by her children, Billie (Jerry) Eby McCleary, Lorna Gay Eby Morgan, Olga (Alexander) Thomsen Chang, Karen (Robert) Thomsen Walker, Jens Thomsen, Helga (Richard) Thomsen Walker; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Thomsen; children, Richard Thomsen, Mary Ann Thomsen; and several brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Salvation Army, 515 Putnam Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701.  Contact The Salvation Army at 740-452-8350 for information in regards to services and donations.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made in memory of Ruth to The Salvation Army, Angel Tree.

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Salvation ArSalvation Armymy
515 Putnam Ave.
Zanesville, OH 43701

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