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Ruth Elaine Lewis

December 11, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Age 92 of Chardon passed away May 23, 2017 at UH Geauga Hospital.
Born December 11, 1924 in Willoughby, Ohio to Ralph Davis and Kathleen Alcock.

Ruth lived for her family. Everything she did was for her 4 children Lou (Kathy), Terry, George (Susie), Susie (Ken), 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She ha…read more

Age 92 of Chardon passed away May 23, 2017 at UH Geauga Hospital.
Born December 11, 1924 in Willoughby, Ohio to Ralph Davis and Kathleen Alcock.

Ruth lived for her family. Everything she did was for her 4 children Lou (Kathy), Terry, George (Susie), Susie (Ken), 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She had a warm smile and friendly greeting for anyone she met. Ruth grew up in Willoughby and then later moved to Cleveland to attend Collinwood High School. Later in life, she married and settled in Geauga County where she became a switchboard operator at Chardon Rubber Company and raised her four children.

After retirement, she helped her two sons at their service stations greeting customers and helping with accounting. She had an impeccable work ethic and positive outlook on life. She put a smile on everyone’s face. Ruth spent countless hours caring for and enjoying her grandchildren and made them all feel special.

Ruth loved to garden and could spend hours outdoors working on her vegetables and flowers on her farm in Claridon township. She traveled to countries around the world and all over the United States with family and friends. She would often share stories of the places she has been and the memories she experienced. She was an avid reader and James Michener novels were some of her favorites. She completed entire books of word searches and spent hours solving the puzzles. She made sure to tune in every night to Wheel of Fortune and loved to play along. Her favorite pastime of all was spending time with family.

Ruth lived a healthy long 92 years. She left us many laughs and smiles over the years that we will enjoy forever. She had a gift for sharing stories about her life and enjoyed telling of her experiences. Everyone that knew her will remember her warm smile, sweet voice, selflessness and comforting demeanor. She will be greatly missed and our lives were enriched because of knowing and spending time with Ruth.

The family will be honoring Ruth during a private celebration of life. They will enjoy her favorite food, share stories and spend time together honoring her life.

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