Ruth F. Erke

HOWLAND — Ruth F. Erke, 94, passed away Monday morning, July 31, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Ruth was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Niles, to the late Fred Fisher and Matilda Fisher John.

She graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1940 and from Miami University in 1944. Ruth taught school in Niles and Girard, and retired from Warren City Schools.

Ruth and Frederick Erke were married on March 1, 1957, and he died March 9, 2010.

Ruth is survived by a brother, Fred Fisher of Columbus; and stepbrother, George John of Niles.

Besides her parents, and stepfather, William John, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Violet James and Edith Sullivan; and a stepbrother, William John.

A private memorial service will be at Living Lord Lutheran Church in Howland with Pastor William D. Leitch, officiant.

Material contributions may be sent to the Endowment Fund of the church.

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