Ruth E. “G.G.” Lawver

Born: 02/20/1925 Passed:

Together again…Ruth and her soulmate were reunited on February 24, 2019.

At age 17 (1943), Ruth hopped a train to Missouri to marry her one true love “Shorty”, who was serving in the US Army. They said it wouldn’t last… After 53 years of marriage, 3 children, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren they proved them wrong! When Daddy passed in 1996, we didn’t think Mommy would last a day without him, but God blessed us with another 23 wonderful years.

Ruth was preceded in death by her spouse Walter Lawver Sr., her son Walter Lawver Jr., son-in-law Danny Hudson, parents Harold and Lillian Hamilton, sister Marjorie Droblyn and countless other family and friends gone too soon. She is survived by her brother Richard Hamilton, daughters Martha Hudson and Judy (Don) Ellesin, daughter-in-law Kathy Lawver, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren along with her loving church family.

Ruth worked for the Kroger Company for 40 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Firestone Prime Timers. Ruth also enjoyed bragging rights for being on the “Price is Right” and kissing Bob Barker! She enjoyed vacations to the beach (she also kissed Don Ho in Hawaii), casino’s (slots), bingo with her buddies, puppies (well, any animal), spaghetti, pizza, mac and cheese, maple cream sticks and a good cup of hot coffee. Above all else, Ruth loved her family and always insisted on being the last to say, “I Love You Most”.

The family wishes to thank the Jackson Ridge Nursing Facility (Canal Fulton) and Mercy Hospice employees for their loving care of Ruth.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 with visitation for family and friends at 10 am, service at 11 am and luncheon to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church (550 E Wilbeth Road Akron, OH 44301). Inurnment will be private at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society


3 Tributes to Ruth E. “G.G.” Lawver

  1. Barbara Donaldson says:

    Ruth was one of the nicest most loving person I have ever known.She will missed by her loving family and friends.We loved her dearly and will miss her smile and hugs!

  2. Tammy Jones says:

    Grandma, I will forever hold a special place in my heart for you. You and Shorty were such a huge part of my life. I had the best times with you guys. So many memories. I thank you for giving me my best friend, for loving me and my family for all these years and accepting us as your own. I will miss seeing your beautiful face. And sitting in your chair. I’m sure Shorty was so happy to see you and smiling with his huge smile like he always did, and Matt already making you laugh.
    GG, you can now dance with the angels.
    I will forever love you ❤️❤️❤️
    One more thing, Rob wanted me to tell you he loves you

  3. Danielle Crawford says:

    Ruth was one of the kindest souls I have ever known. She never met a stranger, and never had a harsh word to say about anyone. She loved her family more than anything and I feel blessed to have been apart of that family. I am so sad about her passing for purely selfish reasons and will miss her so much but am at peace knowing that she is once again with her soulmate Shorty ????❤????❤

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