Ruth Ann Meek

July 31, 1937June 7, 2018

Ruth Ann Meek, 80, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at her residence. She was born on July 31, 1937 in Chauncey, OH, a daughter to the late Raymond and Mary (Rutter) Misner. Ruth is survived by her loving daughter, Kim (Fred) Cohagen; grandchildren, Chad (Mary) and Jake (Jen) Cohagen; great-grandchildren, Colin and Alex Cohagen; sister, Judy Denney and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 225 S. Main St., Johnstown, OH 43031. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel East Hospice, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213, in Ruth’s memory.


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018

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Kelly McGonigle

June 10, 2018

Anyone who knew Ruth doesn't really need to have someone describe her, nor her unique character and amazing heart. And I suppose that's just as well because there are really no words I can find to adequately pin down who she was...Aunt Ruth cannot be summed up in a nutshell! For someone so petite, her personality was huge! And for someone as special as she was, I could never understand how she could always make me and my family feel so deeply and sincerely loved...but she did.

She was Lucy to my mom's Ethel and I'm so glad I still have my own vivid memories from when I was little stored in my heart. Then, throughout the past many years I got to hear more Aunt Ruth stories - often told by her or my mom - that left me laughing, crying, shakng my head, even out of breath! Only Aunt Ruth! Though she may have suffered many challenges, struggles, and hardships at various times in her life, most never knew it. Instead, she perservered. She basked in the blessings of her beautiful family - oh how proud and overjoyed she was over those babies! - the delight of friendships, and the beauty of nature when she cultivated her lovely lawn and stunning, bright gardens. She was sassy, clever, stubborn, loving, caring, funny, thoughtful... (Still can't find the right words)...What an amazing gift she has been to so many!

Caryl Miller

June 9, 2018

I first met Ruth on a sunny day in 1961. Little did I know that she would become my very best buddy and Aunt Ruth to our kids, grandkids and even our great-grandchildren! What a gift she has been to us all!

Ruth cherished her family so very much and was deeply devoted to them . She was loving, caring, generous, honest, funny, stubborn, and bull-headed. I could tell lots of stories but most of them no one would ever believe. Still, I treasure every one of them and always will.

My message to God: Please give Ruth your finest room. Let her hear country music and dance. An occasional motorcycle ride or a game of keno would be nice also.

My message to Ruth: I will miss our Saturday morning phone calls. I love you so much. Thanks for being my best friend for 57 years. Godspeed!
See you on down the road.
Forever your friend,
Caryl <3

Phyllis Carter

June 9, 2018

Kim and family, I know losing Ruth was heartbreaking, you have my sympathy and are in my prayers. I have so many wonderful memories of Ruth and me working together, it was so much fun. we laughed so much. Ruth was a very dear friend we grew close through the years, I will miss her so much. I regret not getting over to see her more but we talked on the phone often. I will remember her always she was a good friend.
Love, Phyllis & ChesterCarter

Carolyn Abney

June 8, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Ruth was a wonderful friend. I will remember all the good times we had together.