Ruth Eilene Lanning, 70, of Canal Winchester, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home on June 16, 2018. Ruth was born October 7, 1947 in Logan, Ohio to Richard and Eleanor McGrath. She worked for 28 years for Blue Cross – Blue Shield in Worthington, Ohio; and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Canal Winchester. Surviving are her daughters, Jennifer (Matt) Cooper of Upper Arlington and Christina (Shane) Wilcox of Sturgis, KY; son James (Melissa) Lanning II of Westerville; grandchildren, Michael Wilcox, Gabriel Wilcox, Lucille Wilcox, Molly Wilcox, Ryan Cooper, Jack Cooper, and soon to be expected, James Lanning III; sister Linda (Charles) Lanning of Cincinnati; brother Bob McGrath of Lancaster; and, with special love to all of her, loved friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Lanning, who passed away November 2, 2012; and sister Lucille Kinser. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 4701 Winchester Pike Columbus, Ohio 43232 with Pastor Tony Liuzzo officiating. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Calling hours were observed 10 to 11am on Thursday at the church. Arrangements were by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio.