BUTLER: A friend to many in the Clear Fork Valley, Treisa (Ruhl) Nedrow's quiet smile was genuine and heartfelt. A successful coach, teacher and mentor, much like Christ, Treisa selflessly dedicated her time and energy to those around her. Strong in faith, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, Treisa kept her faith and finished her race after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 46.
The daughter of Carl and Mary Ann (Kirkpatrick) Ruhl, Treisa was born February 7, 1968 in Mansfield. Raised in Butler, she was always active and excelled at sports. A three sport athlete, Treisa played volleyball, basketball, and softball. Upon graduating Clear Fork High School in 1986, she was one of the best pitchers to have worn a Lady Colts uniform. Recently, Treisa was inducted into the Clear Fork Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.
Treisa's success followed her to Mt. Vernon Nazarene University where she was a starting pitcher for the Cougars, and she was inducted into the Mt. Vernon Nazarene University Wall of Fame. Treisa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and began teaching locally.
For the past 22 years, Treisa has taught for the Clear Fork School District, teaching 4th grade and currently 2nd grade in Bellville.
For over 20 years, she has been a coach for the highly successful Lady Colts varsity softball program. A mentor to her players, she offered guidance from personal experience as a player herself. Hardworking and motivated, Treisa influenced her players in a way that reached far beyond the softball diamond.
A member of Crossroads Community Church, her strong faith was not bound by any physical condition or illness. Treisa will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit.
She is survived by her daughter Kaeli Nedrow of Ontario; parents Carl and Mary Ann Ruhl of Butler; brothers and sisters-in-law Trevis and Tracey Ruhl of Fredericktown and Trent and Denise Ruhl of Butler; nephews and nieces Tyler, Tanner, Teegan, Morgan, and Macey; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; her best friend-Chocolate Lab, Lexi.
The family will receive friends Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at CitiChurch, 541 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813. Pastors Patrick Bailey and Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to the Clear Fork Valley Athletic Hall of Fame or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com