Ruth M. Lazear Gilchrist, 85, of Wellsburg, WV passed away September 10, 2017 at Valley Hospice Care Center, Steubenville, OH.

She was born August 5, 1932 to the late Carl and Mary Elizabeth Stocks Lazear. She worked in the food service at Brooke County Schools and was member of the Wellsburg First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband Wayne Gilchrist, son-in-law David Hall, four brothers Donald, George, Gene, Richard, and Duke Lazear and an infant brother.

She is survived by two daughters Carol Gilchrist and her husband Maxwell of Alabaster, AL, and Donna Hall of Wellsburg, WV. Five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2-6 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home 1515 Charles St. Wellsburg, WV. Service will be Friday, September 15, 2017 at Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Martin officiating.

Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV. Online condolences can be made to