Ruth Ann Lech

Age 75 of Mount Sterling, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. She was born August 28, 1942 in Portsmouth to John and Dorothy (Taulbee) Lemon. A 1960 graduate of South Webster High School, Ruth was an adventurer who loved traveling, gardening, and reading. She was a member of Rolling Hills Church of Christ in Mount Sterling, KY, and taught bible classes for many years. She was known to everyone as the lady who always gave everybody hugs.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Stephen Lech; sons, Stephen J. (Agnes) Lech, Jr. of Liebenthal, KS and Donald (Robin) Lech of Texas; sister, Penny Castle of Springfield, OH; five grandchildren, Teri and Alexandra Lech, Jeffrey and Greg McAlister, and Crystal Medina; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Rolling Hills Church of Christ in Mount Sterling with Danny Murphy and Eddie Ingram officiating. A gathering of friends will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on the day of service. Arrangements are being handled by D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston, OH. Online condolences may be shared at