Ruth Gertrude Howser of Elyria Township, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness following surgery, at the age of 75. Ruth was born in Lorain on February 26, 1937. She moved with her husband to Elyria Township in 1962.
Ruth was a bright light in our world and to her family. She deeply loved spending her time with her husband, children and grandchildren, who all reside in the township near her home. A warm, wonderful sense of humor and beautiful kind smile would always welcome anyone who spent time with Ruth. She lived every day of her life by the Golden Rule.
Ruth enjoyed taking small vacations with her best friend and husband, Leonard (L.H.) and big vacations with her whole family. She enjoyed music, dancing, laughing, reading and attending events and activities that her kids and grandkids were a part of. She followed Cleveland Cavalier basketball and Indians baseball. Ruth enjoyed gambling occasionally and sharing her winnings with her family.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leonard; her children, Brenda Olive, Leonard Howser, and Elaine Seguin; and their spouses, Terry Olive, Judy Howser and Phil Seguin; her brother, John Johnson; and sister, Pearl Meyers; grandchildren, Sarah, Jenny, Holly, April, Nathan, Ruthie; and great grandchildren, Ty and Cole.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rowena Johnson; sister, Martha; and brother, Robert.
A private service was held on Friday with her family. Pastor Arnold Fleagle, of Trinity Evangelical Free Church, officiated.
Online condolences may be left for the Howser family at www.dovinreberjones.com