Ruth O. Schleicher, 89, of Meriden passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018. Wife of 70 years to Edward G. Schleicher, Ruth was born in Litchfield on December 22, 1928 to the late John & Augusta Folkman Walter. Besides Ruth's husband, she will be remembered by: her son, Kenneth (Susan) Schleicher of Exeter, NH; her daughters, Holly (Mark) Dailey of Harwinton, Fawn (Fred) Garbonola of East Haddam; her grandsons, Kenneth & Eric Schleicher and Josh & Chris Dailey; and her great-grandson, Masen Dailey. Ruth was predeceased by: her brothers, John, Edward, and Charles Walter; and her sisters, Emma Stevens and Bertha Looney. As a parishioner of Immanuel Lutheran Church for many years, she was the superintendent of Sunday School and involved in worship and music, as well as many other activities. Ruth was a member of the Turner German American Society for over 40 years, singing with the chorus. The family would like to thank Chesthelm Health & Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate care for Ruth. Friends are invited to visit with her family at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Thursday November 8 from 10-11 AM before her Funeral Service at 11 AM. Interment to follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St. Meriden, CT 06450,or Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607.

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  1. Our hearts are heavy for all of you. We are sending you hugs and kisses and wish we could travel to be with you in this sad time and give them to you in person. Ken you are like a really good brother and we love you and Susie and Kenny and Eric very much. I maintain that when someone very elderly passes away all it means is that you have had them that much longer to love and losing them isn’t any easier. We are praying for you and your family that you find peace knowing Ruth is in heaven as her most perfect self. Hoping she seeks out Max.
    With much love and our deepest sympathy
    The Thibaults

  2. Dear Uncle Ed and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Ruth. Please know that we are thinking of you all and praying for peace in days to come.

    Timothy and Ann Parrett

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