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Ruth Ann (Jones) Vargo

April 16, 1944 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 75)

Ruth Ann Vargo, 75, of Clarington, OH, passed away August 29th, 2019 at OVMC.  She was born April 16, 1944, in Martins Ferry, OH, a daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (McPeak) Jones.

Ruth was a retired caregiver for REM, was a Methodist by faith, and gave generously to charities like St. Jude’s, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society. 

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Harris, brother, Charles “Bud” Ashworth, and son, Charles “Jimmy” Vargo.

She is survived by life-partner, James “Jim” Frankovich; her son, Charles “Mike” (Stephanie Locke) Vargo of Colerain; daughters, Kimberly (Richard “Rick”) Burlenski of Bridgeport, Traci (Eugene “Fritz” Loy) Millard of Bridgeport, Lori Vargo of Columbus; sister, Lynn (Dan) Hoffman of Harrisville; grandchildren, Zakuriah (Samantha) Vargo, Ashley Millard, Ricky Burlenski, Amber Millard, Jared (Charly) Burlenski, Ashley, Jordan, and Hayden Locke; great-grandchildren, Amory, Thorin, Izayah, Dani, Aubri, Brody, Austyn, Jase, Alayna; niece, Elise Bittner; and nephew, Carl (Melanie) Bittner, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday, September 1, from 12-2pm and 4-6pm at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Rd. Bridgeport, OH 43912 with services to be conducted at 2pm with Pastor David Demarest officiating.  Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org, or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

To offer online condolences please visit wilsonfuneralhomes.com. 


Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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