obit art 5Ruth K. Brinker age 80, formerly of Lodi, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 26, at Burbank Parke Care Center. She was born in Cadiz, Ohio on July 3, 1934 to Harvey and Nora (Thompson) Kelley and was a graduate of Cadiz High School.

Mrs. Brinker had resided in Lodi most of her life and had worked for Westfield Insurance Companies as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Homerville, Ohio. She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, sisters Wilma Davidson, Shirley Kelley and Vivian Straight and brothers Chek Kelley, Archie Kelly and Tom Kelley.

A Graveside service will be held Sunday, October 19, at noon at the Cadiz Union Cemetery in Cadiz, Ohio. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements by Parker & Son Funeral Home in Lodi (330) 948-1122). Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 8992 Firestone Rd., PO Box 25, Homerville, Ohio 44235 or Burbank Parke Care Center, 14976 Burbank Rd., Burbank, Ohio 44214. Online memorials may be shared at