Viola Ruth Buzard
Viola Ruth Buzard

DELPHOS, Ohio — Viola Ruth Buzard, 81, of Delphos, died at 12:31 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.

She was born Oct. 17, 1932, in Circleville, Ohio, to the late Francis E. and Virginia A. (Eccard) Snider.

She was united in marriage to Thomas K. Buzard on Feb. 18, 1949. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1993.


She loved spending time and keeping up with her family. A big part of her life was church and she truly enjoyed singing. She was a member of First Assembly of God. She had worked at Lima Memorial Hospital in medical records and also worked for the Delphos Herald and Times Bulletin.

Survivors include three sons: Thomas (Nanette) Buzard of Delphos, Roger (Pat) Buzard of Lima and Kim (Mary Ann) Buzard of Delphos; a daughter: Ruth Ann (Alan) Brotherwood of Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter-in-law: Barb Buzard of Greensburg, Ind.; step sister: Marie (Harold) Thomas of Van Wert; step sister-in-law: Charlene Miller of Paulding; sisters and brothers-in-law: Steve (Linda) Buzard of Delphos, Carol (Maynard) Shobe of Delphos, Peggy Leppla of Lima, and Sharon (Dick) Heigel of Leipsic; 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: a son: Pat Buzard, two step brothers: Bill and Larry Miller, and step father: Merle W. Miller.

Services will be on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Delphos with calling one hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Dan Eaton will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday March 9, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God.

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