Ruth E. Coleman

June 6, 1925April 12, 2021

RUTH E COLEMAN, age 95, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Glenn A “Ozz”; loving mother of David T. (Toni), Karl D (Christina Ostromek), and the late Terry and Richard; grandmother of D. Christian (Amy), Curt (Joni), Brenda Cook (Ralph), and Corinne Coleman; great grandmother of 9; sister of Marylin Fennell (Pat), and the late Jean Schofield and Shirley MacGowon. Ruth a LPN, also worked for the family Hardware store but most importantly, was a Homemaker raising and spending time with her family. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be forwarded to Fairview Grace United Methodist Church. Come celebrate Ruth’s life Friday April 16 from 4-8pm in the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. All Covid 19 procedures will be followed. Burial will be private. 440-331-0500


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April 16, 2021

It saddens me to know I will never get any more of those famous Ruthie bearhugs. Back in 1979 as a new home owner in Fairview Park, I frequented their hardware store almost daily until every curtain rod was hung. I always requested Mr. Coleman for help as he was so kind and willing to help me. Little did I know that years later I'd be cleaning their home. It was a pleasure working for Ruthie until the covid-19 .When you clean someone's home and dust all those pictures on display (and she had a lot of them ),you feel you know these people after a while. There was a lot of love in those faces I know she was blessed in this life and will be blessed hereafter. Love and sympathy to David and Karl
and all the family. She will be missed.

Harry & Jane Newman

April 16, 2021

As a young couple, we first met Ruth & Ozz during our many
trips to Coleman’s Hardware. Their kindness & patience was never forgotten.
Ruth was a “pillar” @ Fairview Grace Church. Always offering a smile & hug to
everyone. She was so loved & will b missed by so many.
We know Ruth is at peace with our Lord.

Jane & Harry Newman

Monica Jochum

April 15, 2021

Keith, Fletcher and I have had the honor of being Ruth’s neighbors for the past six years. She was a remarkable lady who always had time for a smile, chat and of course, a hug. We spent many days chatting with Ruth and Fletcher was beyond excited to show her his new bike skills this past summer.

Prayers to Ruth’s family; especially David and Karl. Ruth will truly be missed but we know she is at peace.

-Keith, Monica and Fletcher Jochum

John Schofield

April 15, 2021

Some of my favorite childhood memories are the Holiday and other family gatherings we had with Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ozz at their home. Hide & seek and other outdoor games in their back field.
Aunt Ruth always gave the best hugs when we came over! I also remember mom telling us how she and Aunt Ruth would read stories together early on Christmas morning before they were allowed to come downstairs. It's something of a comforting thought that they are once again together. Love and sympathy to David, Karl and your families.

Barb Gillmore

April 15, 2021

I met Ruth at the Fairview Rec Center in the pool. We quickly became friends and a group of us often went out to lunch and got together for Christmas. I will remember Ruth as a sweet friend who always welcomed me with one of her big bear hugs! She was always smiling and telling us stories. A great friend that will be missed!

Dan Sewell

April 15, 2021

Ozz and Ruth were part of my Fairview Park world as I grew up here. I was privileged to develop a wonderful friendship with Ruth as we met and talked daily with our "Pool Posse" at the Gemini. When she could no longer walk the pool, we all remained connected with luncheons and parties, and it was always a heartwarming reunion. She was herself a warmhearted and delightful person, and will be greatly missed. I believe we may take comfort that her enduring faith has assured a joyous eternity promised by Jesus Christ.

Cristine Marco-Hoffmann

April 14, 2021

My favorite Barbie clothes were knitted by Aunt Ruth! I have fond memories of family gatherings in their backyard in the summer and watching football playoffs in their TV room. I am grateful for seeing her last year just before Covid hit. Thoughts and prayers to my cousins and all of the family members!

Marilyn Yesberger

April 14, 2021

Ruth was my dearest friend.
We shared many times together and reminisced about life. She knew I loved her. She is a great loss to our community and church. Her presence and bear hugs will be missed. God spared her from a remaining decline of health. It will be a wonderful reunion in her next life.