Ruth M. Schafer, 79, of Pickerington, died on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. Born on January 5, 1939 to the late James and Della Hite, Ruth was a 1957 graduate of Bexley High School. Ruth retired from DSCC after more than 50 years of service. She was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church and was in the Senior Choir and the Alter Guild. Ruth is survived by her son, Kenneth J. Schafer; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Schafer; and her brothers, Charles and Ralph Hite. Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd, with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Arrangements by the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Friends who wish may contribute to Epiphany Lutheran Church in Ruth’s memory.