Ruth Flowers

Born: 07/17/1919 Passed:

Ruth A. Flowers, age 101, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully in the loving care of the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Westlake, Ohio on March 9.

Ruth was born July 17, 1919 in Bremen, Ohio to the late Clarence and Florence (Focht) Blosser. She was a graduate of Rushcreek Memorial High School and Bliss College, Columbus, Ohio.

She retired from a much-loved career with Columbus Production Credit Association, later known as the Seventh Farm Credit District where her passion and background in farming made her a natural in her position there. After retirement, she enjoyed a part-time job as a receptionist in the former dental practice of Dr. Paul B. Haynes in Lancaster, Ohio.

Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed many hobbies but loved nothing more than a lively discussion of politics or religion, watching Fox News and NBA Basketball.  She took great pride in winning the Fairfield County Spelling Bee Championship as a high school junior and had the honor of playing her violin in the high school orchestra as a fifth grader.

She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will live on in the hearts and memories of those whose lives she touched with her loving spirit.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her siblings; Robert, Richard, Dr. William, Ireta, Edna and Mary.  She leaves a sister, Norma Jean Homolak of Parma, Ohio with whom she shared a home in recent years and to whom the family is forever grateful.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; Dr. Robert (Irene) Flowers of Youngstown, Ohio, William (Carrie) Flowers of Ormond Beach, Florida, Connie (Abe) Halon of Hilliard, Ohio; grandchildren, William (April) Flowers, Christopher Flowers, Jacqueline Flowers, Moriya (Steve) Harpster; great grandchildren; Emily Flowers Ogden, Haley Flowers, James Flowers, Rose Harpster, Beck Harpster, many nieces and nephews and special friends, Sheila Snoke and Sherrie Upp.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of the Hospice of The Western Reserve for their extraordinary and compassionate care in Ruth’s final weeks. They are our heroes.

In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no service. She would be honored to have family and friends mark her passing in their own special way. Her ashes will be laid to rest in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.

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3 Tributes to Ruth Flowers

  1. The Dan Vogel Family. says:

    Wonderful person. Glad to have known her.
    RIP Aunt Ruth. Condolences to Bob, Connie, and Bill.

  2. Donna Haynes Hochradel says:

    My sympathy to Ruth’s family. I’m so sorry for the loss of this beautiful lady. Ruth and I worked together at Columbus Production credit and she was so much fun to work with.

  3. Linda Graybill Flowers says:

    More than even her incalculable beauty, inside and out, Ruth was imbued with genuine class, civility, and decency in a sometimes challenging world. Her first instinct was to love and accept others. And oh, the impish, fun-loving sense of humor was a gift to all who knew her. Tough;ness, resiliency, and a will to survive and thrive were often cloaked behind beautiful night clothes, perfectly coiffed hair, and a smile that melted hearts with a laugh that lifted souls. She lifted me and inspired me. “Though much is taken, much abides.” Tennyson. To her beloved family: you are in my heart and prayers. Heal and be comforted.

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