Ruth Failor

SYCAMORE--Services for Ruth L. Failor, 85, of 238 Temple Road, Nevada, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Salem United Methodist Church, east of Upper Sandusky. The Rev. Mark Freer will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Walton-Moore funeral home, Sycamore, or at the church one hour before the funeral. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Miss Failor died at 11:17 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 1990, in Bucyrus Community Hospital.

She was born March 14, 1904, in Wyandot County. Her parents were Edwin and Emma (Culver) Failor.

Surviving are two sisters, Alice Thomsen, Washington, D.C.; and Dorothy Gingery, Benton. A brother, Ralph, is deceased.

Miss Failor was retired as a schoolteacher in Wyandot and Crawford counties. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association.

--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Saturday, November 4, 2006

Addendum: Noteworthy omissions from Miss Failor's obituary.

1. She worked in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., for many years sometime between May 15, 1931, when the 1930-1931 Eden School year ended, and September 7, 1954, when the 1954-1955 Eden School year began. She taught fifth and sixth grades at Eden School for seven years (1924-1931) before moving to Washington, D.C., and seven more years (1954-1961) after moving back to Ohio.

2. She is the author of two publications of significance to the history of Wyandot County, Ohio: Eden Centralized School (1964) and Salem Church History (1975).