Ruby F Kiesling


Ruby F Kiesling


Cremeens Funeral Homes, Inc.


Ruby F. Kiesling, 95, Bidwell, passed away at 10:10 P.M. Friday, August 17, 2018 in the Holzer Senior Care Center. Born July 2, 1923 in Letart, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Ottie and Gladys Taylor McGraw. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis where, in her earlier years, was active in the youth fellowship groups and in the Bible school programs.

She married Henry Floyd Kiesling on June 5, 1948 in Ironton, Ohio and he preceded her in death on September 10, 2007. Ruby is survived by her children, Tammy (Ed) Swisher, of Bidwell, Dean Kiesling, of Leesburg, Ohio and Dan (Stella) Kiesling, of Gallipolis, her grandchildren, Jarrod (Sarah) Kiesling, Lydia (Doug) Showell, Craig (Karla) Swisher, Kristen (Adam) Harlow, Bradlee Swisher and Laura Lovett. her great-grandchildren, Logan Lovett, Laine Long, Adrianna, Olivia, Isaac and Titus Swisher, Rylynne Shanton, Shaelyn Shanton, Kaylee Fulton, Jace, Cody and Trey Kiesling, Reese and Beckham Showell. Also surviving is her grandson-in-law, Sheldon Shanton, of Thurman, Ohio, sister, Opal (Meredith) Richard, of Worthington, Ohio, sisters-in-law, Rachel Kiesling, of Gallipolis and Dottie McGraw, of Syracuse, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lynette Faye Shanton, daughter-in-law, Dawna Jo Kiesling, sisters, Ruth Kidd, Avalee Hanshaw and Gaye Smith, brothers, Dale L. McGraw, Ottie McGraw Jr. and Charles R. McGraw and two infant brothers and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Officiating will be Pastor Fred Williams. Interment will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 - 8 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as casketbearers. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

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