Ruth E. Schnell


Ruth E. Schnell, 83, of Mesa, Arizona, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Tang Assisted Living in Tempe, Arizona.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Robert Thompson officiating.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 p.m. to time of service Monday at the Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Ruth’s family at

Ruth was born in Vevay, Indiana, September 29, 1933, to Edward and Leo Haskell Tharp.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary (Cecil) Franklin of Mesa, Arizona and Teresa Schnell of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Tania Franklin, Teresa Franklin, Adam Franklin and Darnell Franklin and Benjamin Schnell; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Naomi Beatty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Schnell; brother, Joseph Tharp; and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Fowler and Esther Tharp.