After several years of battling cancer, Ruth lost her courageous fight and went to rest with Jesus on Dec. 30, 2013.
Born Nov. 6, 1941, Ruth was a loving wife for 51 years to Joseph; dearest mother of Lisa Jones (Chester), Carl, Diane (Tom) and Mark (Maura); loving grandmother of Richard, Brandon, Jeremy, Ryan, Celia, Joseph, Zachary and Adrian; and great-grandma-to-be in February; daughter of Leonard T. and Dorothy E. Carlson; sister to Ralph, Teddy and Carol; and special aunt and good friend to many.
Ruth retired as university secretary from John Carroll University after 20 years of service.
Ruth loved to cook, bake, sew, the dime slots and spending time with Joseph and her grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at SS. Robert and William Catholic Church, 315 East 260 St., Euclid. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave., Willoughby.
Ruth requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Jeremy and Ryan Jones college fund, c/o Baird & Co. Investments, 200 Public Square, Suite 1650, Cleveland, OH 44114.
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