McDONALD - Rochelle Ruman Ensor, 53, passed away peacefully at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family at St. Joseph Health Center of carcinoid cancer.
She was born in Warren on Nov. 1, 1960, the daughter of Steve T. and Sylvia J. Palko Ruman.
A 1979 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, she attended Youngstown State University and studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, becoming a certified holistic health coach.
Rochelle R. Ensor
She was a gifted artist and belonged to Trumbull Area Artists and Trumbull Area Gallery.
Her hobbies included photography, the outdoors, animals, horseback riding, skiing and traveling.
Rochelle worked at the Niles Bank, Cold Metal Products and currently was the director of sales and marketing for Gasearch in Liberty. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Mineral Ridge.
Rochelle courageously battled carcinoid cancer for 19 years, which included multiple liver surgeries, procedures, a clinical trial in Columbus and a liver transplant. She amazed everyone who knew her, including her medical caregivers with her strength, determination and will to live. However, when the time came, she surrendered to the illness with wisdom and grace.
Rochelle is survived by her husband, Wayne Ensor, whom she married on Aug. 26, 1999; mother, Sylvia J. Ruman of Liberty; sister, Lisa Marie Ruman of Westlake; aunt, Mary Ann Casey of Niles; uncle, Pete Ruman of Niles; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Steve T. Ruman, who died Sept. 28, 2013; grandparents, Steve and Agnes Palko, and Steve and Anna Ruman; aunts and uncles, Frank Ruman, Bill and Denise Ruman, and Walt and Sophie Ruman.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. Service of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will officiate.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank St. Joseph Cancer Center, Dr. Chahine and staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road S.E., Vienna, OH 44473.
Visit www.holetonyuhasz.com to view this tribute and send condolences.