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Ruth Esther Frances Limes Nicol Limes

October 13, 2016

Ruth Esther Frances Nicol Limes, age 93, of Marysville, died early Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Heartland of Marysville.  A homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a credit department associate of the original F. & R. Lazarus and Co. downtown Columbus, during the time when she met the love of her life, Bill Limes. While serving his duty in the U.S. Naval Air Force during World War II, they were stationed in San Diego, CA and Pensacola and Jacksonville, FL. Following the war and during their family’s growing years, she also worked as a real estate agent, a retail buyer and sales clerk and a credit manager at Sherwin Williams in Marysville. An avid reader, seamstress, bowler and golfer, she was a woman with a creative and imaginative talent. Organizing family holiday get-togethers were some of the most special times in her life. She loved to interior decorate her own homes and was known as an accomplished baker and cook. She especially cherished assisting in her daughter’s flower shop business at Natural Accents and liked the friendship during Monday morning McDonald’s coffee gatherings. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Women’s Fortnightly Club and Marysville Lioness Club.  She was born June 29, 1923 in Chuckery, Ohio to the late Fredrick Conrad and Emma Thiergartner Nicol.  She was also predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Billy “Bill” Monford Limes, whom she married September 30, 1944 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chuckery; her brothers, Harold and LeRoy Nicol.  She is survived by daughter, Barbara (Ron) Miller of Marysville; her sons, Rick (Ruth) Limes of Columbus, Doug Limes of Marysville and Bruce (Mary) Limes of Marysville; ten grandchildren, Ken (Kendel) Miller, Crista Miller, Joel (Elisabeth) Limes, Shawn (Becky) Limes, Ryan (Andrea) Limes, Michael (Dilya) Limes, Melissa Limes, Daniel Limes, Sarah (Matthew) Furnish and Benjamin Limes; great-grandchildren, Luke, Hallee, Kilen, Sasha, Sam, Eric, Hudson, Judah; two sisters-in-law, Clarice Nicol and Bonnie Limes; and many nieces and nephews and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Interment will be held later at Oakdale Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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