Ruth W. Coe, 97, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 10 p.m. at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Vicki Coe.

Mrs. Coe was born April 23, 1920, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Samuel and Elma Ruth Wolf.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She was a receptionist for Phillip E. Binzel, M.D., for 35 years.  Previously to that, she had worked 15 years at Downtown Drug.

Mrs. Coe was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and had formerly served as a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Coe was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Coe, on March 26, 1997, and by two sisters, Virginia Leasure and Elva Clay.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Vicki Coe of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie Lee and James Daugherty of South Solon; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Current, pastor at the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.


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  • Marjorie (McBrayer) See says:

    Dixie Lee, I remember your mother so well and what a wonderful person she was. I thank you for all the wonderful years we had together as we all lived on Washington Avenue. I remember when she worked for Dr. Binzel and also at the Downtown Drug. she was a beautiful lady and always treated everyone with kindness & love.

  • Jeff Downs says:

    So sorry for your loss Thom and Vicki.
    Your parents were great people Thom. Ruth lived a long life and I am sure she was a blessing to you both.
    I’m praying for comfort during this time of loss.
    Jeff Downs
    Melbourne Florida

  • Bill Binzel says:

    “Ruthie,” as my father called her, was a wonderful lady. All of my recollections of being in Dad’s office include her. She would always take the time to engage you in conversation in the kindest fashion and ran Dad’s office with great efficiency. Dad could not have run his practice without her. I hope she knew how much he appreciated her. Tommy and Vicki, on behalf of the Binzel family, we mourn the passing of Ruthie, but we so appreciate her life and her years of dedication to our father.

  • Kathleen Bringardner says:

    Sending you hugs from the Binzels! Our dad loved your mom dearly and I don’t know of anyone else besides our mom who understood and trusted our dad as much! We all have wonderful memories of Dad’s “girl”, Ruthie! Kathy Binzel Bringardner, Gettysburg, PA