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“Love and miss you Ruthie Rowe!!! I think of you often!!! I look forward to seeing you in the better place when it's my time! ♥ ”
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“I so miss talking with you Ruth. We had many great talks. Great laughs too. See ya when I see ya. ”
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“You'll forever be with me in my heart and soul Ruth through eternity with all the other great loved ones I have lost. Thanks for being a great friend...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Ostrunic - Euclid, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to Roger and children for their loss. Ruth was a wonderful and caring friend and we have many fond memories of the good times...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: The Schill Family - Middlefield, OH

“Mrs. Rowe's obituary,completely exemplifies who she was! A wonderful "second mom" to me who had a huge,giving and hospitable heart. Sadly,once she...Read More »
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Private services will be held for Ruth Ann (Childers) Rowe of Unionville, Ohio, formerly of Mentor, and Euclid. Ruth passed away peacefully at The David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid Ohio on November 4, 2015.
A native of Bevinsville Kentucky born to Lona and Love Childers, Ruth came from a long line of tough resourceful mountain folk. A coal miner's daughter with six siblings, Ruth learned the meaning of a good day's work at an early age. Hers was the reassuring voice with a slight southern accent that greeted so many concerned callers over her years working for the Lake Hospital System. Her career included taking calls for various answering services on behalf of many members of the local medical community before joining the staff at Lake Hospital System, from where she retired in 2013.
She came to Cleveland after graduating high school, as there were no jobs down home. She married Roger Lee Rowe of Cleveland Ohio in 1963. Born to be a mother, Ruth left Ohio Bell to raise her four children. She was a PTA member, a den mother, enjoyed gardening, reading, road trips with her family, and fishing on Lake Erie. She specialized in skinned knees, school projects, huge breakfasts, and sleepovers. She relished the noise and energy of her children and their friends surrounding her. Her hospitality and culinary prowess filled the Rowe's house with kids throughout the 80's. She kept it full for many years caring for her cherished granddaughters.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roger Rowe; her children Julie, Glenn, Mary (Garry) Parrish, Jeanne (Jerry) Brafford; her grandchildren; Nicole Massie, Jodie Brafford, Crista, Halle, and Brooke Parrish, and one great-grandchild, Marla Massie; her siblings Ocie Parker, Dora Jean Slone, James Love (Merwonne) Childers, and Paula (Edward) Krause. Ruth was predeceased by her brother Covie, her sister Socie Little, and both of her parents.
Her family suggests donations be made in her memory to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.