Ruth Spargo Warren

Ruth Spargo Warren, 97, of Marietta, passed on Friday (Jan. 11, 2013) at the Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on June, 18,1915 in Quincy, Mass., and was the daughter of William and Mabel Spargo. She attended Woodward School for Girls in Quincy, Mass. and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Marietta College. She received her master’s degree in library science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. She also attended The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Colorado University and Boston University. She had a long teaching career that included teaching at Woodward and in Honduras. Locally she taught at Lowell High School and then was transferred to Fort Frye when the consolidation occurred. She taught numerous subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, math, English and Latin. She also served as the school librarian for many years. She was considered a legend of Fort Frye. She also enjoyed a long active retirement that included world travel and was active in the Washington County retired teachers association and organization for aging. She particularly enjoyed traveling to Boston and Cape Cod to spend time with her nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by five siblings, Esther Walp, Edgar Spargo, Frances Muff Spargo, Richard Nymn Spargo, and Anna Delucia. She was also preceded in death by one son, John Rush Warren III.

She is survived by her daughter, Penelope Ruth Warren; three grandsons, John Alden Goold and Rush and Clark Whitacre; one brother, John Alden Spargo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be visitation on Thursday (Jan. 17) between 4 and 8 p.m. at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., and a graveside service at Lower Paw Paw Cemetery on Saturday (Jan. 19) at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Woodward School for girls, 1102 Hancock Street Quincy, Mass., 02169 . Online condolences may be made at