She worked as a hostess at Bob Evans in Amherst for many years. Ruth enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, fishing, camping and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca A. Figerueroa of Lorain, Debbie L. (Justin) Barber Dallas, Georgia; son, Tom E. Branscum of Florida; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel T. Branscum; mother and father, Mildred and Walter West; grandson, Brandon Branscum; and two brothers.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10 until 11 A.M., at the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin. Funeral Service will follow at 11 A.M., at the funeral home. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery.