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Anna Ruth Reichenbach was active in many community organizations

Partner in Reistman's store, worked at the library, managed hospital gift shop

Anna Ruth Reichenbach, 95, died Sept. 24, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System. Anna Ruth was born April 27, 1925, in rural Pandora to the late Albert and Pauline (Zimmerly) Lehman.  On April 16, 1949, she married Dale Reichenbach who preceded her in death on March 11, 2005. 

Anna Ruth was a graduate of Pandora High School and attended Bluffton College.  She was co-owner of Reistman's Dry Goods in Bluffton. Anna Ruth had also worked at the Bluffton-Richland Public Library and was a manager of the Bluffton Hospital Gift Shop. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Bluffton Garden Study Club and Telesis Club. Anna Ruth was a Girl Scout leader and Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and a life member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Club.  

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Reichenbach of Columbus, David  (Cheryl) Reichenbach of Bluffton; two daughters, Mona Reichenbach of Bluffton, Marsha (Mary Inbody) Reichenbach of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; five grandchildren, Michael (Tosha) Reichenbach, Jennifer (Quoc) Nguyen, Ryan (Catherine) Reichenbach, Rebecca (Jason) Young, Elizabeth (Adam) Johnson; eleven great-grandchildren, Kadyn, Addison and Navaeh Reichenbach, Colton Nguyen, Mara, Molly, and Megan Reichenbach, Samuel and Alexander Young, Chloe Wood and Morgan  Johnson.

Anna Ruth was preceded in death by three brothers, Myron Lehman, Marvin Lehman and Earl Lehman; a sister, Hazel Steiner; and two great-grandchildren, Brady Nguyen and Adalynn Johnson.

Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.  Pastor Wanda Stopher officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton

Memorial contributions may be made to Bluffton-Richland Public Library or Bluffton Senior Citizens.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.