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Ruth C. (Hoffmeier) Martini died peacefully with her family at her bedside on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
She leaves her eight children, Susan (Paul) Roell, William (Cathy) Martini, Joseph Martini, Patrick (Teresa) Martini, Dave Martini, Julie (Michael) Crawley, John (Maria) Martini, Mary Martini; and her 14 grandchildren, Logan, Julia, Kristy, Madeline, Mike, Catherine, Alex, Nick, Olivia, Nicole, Maleah, John, Jenna, Jacob; her sister Jean (Hoffmeier) Bonomoni and many close relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Jerome (Jerry) Martini, infant daughter Linda Lee, her parents Joseph and Bessie Hoffmeier, granddaughter Rebecca Martini, daughter-in-law Denise Martini and her brothers Edward, Robert (Red) and Bill Hoffmeier and sister AnnaJo (Hoffmeier) Kirchgassner.
Ruth was born in Guilford, IN and moved to Yorkville, IN as a child. After graduating from Guilford High school she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she worked for Herschede's underwriting later returning to Yorkville and working for Thatcher Glass.
Ruth, along with her husband, Jerry, and brother-in law Floyd started "Jerry and Floyd's Monarch Grill," a landmark which greeted locals and travelers almost four decades from the late 1950's to the early 1990's. Ruth was the phenomenal cook at the highly acclaimed diner. She, along with husband Jerry, managed Martini Nursery& Landscaping.
She also was an avid horseback rider and loved animals. Ruth was well known for her cooking, supporting many of the nonprofit organizations in Dearborn County. Her roast beef and potato salad are well-known classics at the St. Martin's Church Festival.
Ruth loved to travel taking all 8 of her children across the country, touching 47 states, countless national parks, and thousands of miles of countryside. Ruth was very proud of her Irish heritage. She had the biggest heart in the world, was a great inspiration and would do anything for her children, grandchildren, neighbors and the entire Dearborn County community.
A funeral service will be held at All Saints Parish (St. Martin's Church), Yorkville, IN, December 9th, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. with rosary at 9:15. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Memorials can be made to Sunman Area Life Squad.
Published on December 5, 2017
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