February 20, 1926 ~ September 11, 2010
Ruth Rex, 84, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010 in the Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH. Born February 20, 1926 in Weirton, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Elise Brenz Bohler. She was also preceded in death by her husband Paul Rex on December 29, 1996 and son Eric on May 5, 1987.
Mrs. Rex was a homemaker. She was a member of the North River Avenue Christian Church in Toronto, OH. Ruth’s passion was her flower gardens and baking gourmet cookies. She enjoyed camping with her family and traveling to Buffalo to watch her grandson’s hockey games. She was a member of the Weirton Chapter 147 Order of the Eastern Star, Women of the Moose 688 and the Wednesday Breakfast Bowling League at the Holiday Lanes in Weirton.
Ruth is survived by her sons Edward and his wife Lisa of Toronto, OH and Jeffrey and his wife Monica of Fairview, PA; daughter Lisa Feronti and her husband Joseph of Annapolis, MD; daughter in law Monica Rex Westfall of Fairview, PA; ten grandchildren Leigh Ann, Jared, Brian, Justin, Christopher, Matthew, Josh, Rebecca, Eric and Michael and 5 great-grandchildren Emma, Philip, Gracie Sue, Ana Leigh and Colin.
Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where her funeral service will be celebrated 11AM Saturday. Pastor Robert Hanze will officiate. Private interment will be held at the convenience of her family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Teramana Cancer Center, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952 or Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
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I have not know you long Ruth but a few short years.. I wish I could have know you longer.. What a AWESOME lady you were and how kind… I loved to watch you work in the garden that you loved so much…You reminded me so much of my Mother-in-law and she too was a Awesome lady…Your going to be so greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.. Thank you for the kindness you showed my Son Irv.. He really loved you…Every time Summer is here and it is time for the flowers my heart will fill with warm loving memories of you…You were an Awesome Mom Grandma and loving friend to many… God be with you and I know your happy now for your Home with Paul and your wonderful Son… God Bless you Dear friend… You have left so many many wonderful memories for your loved ones to last till your all with each other again.. Hugs and love Cheryl Gross…
Ruth and Paul were our neighbors on Brooke Street and I even babysat for them on occasion. I watched their children grow up and Ruth shared books with my children, and in turn I returned them when her grandchildren started coming. Ruth never seemed to age, she always looked the same as when they built and moved in next door. We had so much fun exploring their house as it was being built.In later years, Ruth watched out for our parents Beanie and Leo and she planted flowers above her back wall so my Mother could enjoy seeing them. I have such fond memories of your Mother. She was truly a gentle, loving, caring person. I am sure she will be greatly missed. I just hope that she didn’t suffer much. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the pain of her passing will lessen with time and your memories will just grow and grow.May God bless and help you these next few days, and months.
Tonight Ruth I went to say good bye. How beautiful you looked… I know you and Paul and Eric were there watching with pride.. Eric know you were so proud as you watch the man your Son has become… Ruth and Paul you did such a wonderful job with your children I know these past few months have been hard on them and the next few will be hard…I know your never be far away… They will hold Dear to their heart all of the wonderful times they shared with you two and they will laugh and cry and be sad and happy in the months to come..I know your proud as you both should be… Now rest and enjoy your time again in Heaven…Your pain is gone now Ruth… God bless all three of you. hugs Cheryl
I would love to tell all of you Ruth two handsome Son”s and her beautiful daughter. The three amazing Daughter-in-laws…She was so proud of you and so lucky to have all of you in these last few months… To give her love and to let her continue to keep her dignity. There was something special about each and every one of you to her.. She took part of you with her and she left part of her with you… Look around and see all she and you Dad started so many years ago… Now you will continue to carry on all they taught you…The wonderful Grandkids she loved so much… She talked about each and every one with so much pride and love… You were so lucky to have her as your Mom… Your memories are in your heart .. Share them talk about Mom .. The good the bad .. This chapter is now closed and more chapters are to open… For now you are left to carry on the traditions.. God be with all of you.. Know Mom is the brighest Star in the sky..
I am truly sorry of your loss. Whenever I saw your mother when I visited my dad she always made me still feel part of the neighborhood. Every Christmas she still put the snowflakes in her windows that my mom made so long ago. They looked beautiful. The last time I talked to her was in May when she came over to my garage sale. It was wonderful to see her. She even stopped over to talk to Keith when he was home. I will truly miss a wonderful neighbor to my family. You all have my deepest sympathy. Janet (McHenry) Kinnan
Ruth was A very sweet person to my family, and to myself. I was her neighbor. She always made cookies for us. She bought over A birthday cake for me for my birthday. She also helped us move in to our house. We will miss you Ruth.