Ruth Woods: A Plump Little Matron with Wrinkles is Dustin Lowe's attempt to bring his great grandmother's untold story to life. Ruth Woods began the Richwood Civic Center located in Richwood, Ohio as a way to house the town's rapidly growing aging population. The Center hosted the first tetanus clinic in Ohio and has since expanded to include transportation services, entertainment, and outing events for the community. Told through the stories and memories of her daughter, Anita Davis, the biography focuses on Ruth's cheerful and hospitable life and her concern for the senior citizens in her community. At a time when very few communities began to think about services for retirees, Ruth's dream became a reality when she took up the responsibility of creating housing for the area's seniors. The book also includes her beautiful and well-written stories and poems. With this biography, Dustin hopes to paint a picture of Ruth that people can look up to for inspiration.
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About the Author
Anita was born in Warsaw, Ohio on June 1, 1931 to her mother, Ruth, and her father, Wellington. She married Ralph Don Davis on January 6, 1949 and had five children during their marriage. Anita's mother, Ruth, started the Civic Center in 1962. She helped her mother with the Center and took over as director for a few years after Ruth retired in 1973. Anita herself has since retired and lives in Richwood, Ohio surrounded by her friends, children and grandchildren.