Ruth V. Hawk, 84, of Green Springs where she resided for the past 21/2 years and formerly of Fremont, diedSaturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in Elmwood Assisted Living, Green Springs.
She was born Feb. 12, 1924, inFremont to William E. and Catherine M.(Flahiff) Batesole. Ruth graduated from Ross High School in 1943 and on Aug. 9, 1947, she married Rollin A. Hawk in St. Ann Catholic Church, Fremont. He preceded her in death, Dec. 26, 1997.
Ruth was a housewife and she was the field secretary for theSandusky County branch of the American Heart Association for 25 years. Ruth was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fremont, where she was a member of the choir and the Altar Rosary Society. She loved crocheting, traveling to Las Vegas, gardening, spending time with her friends, family and her grandsons. Ruth loved Christmas.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan (Mark) Pumphrey of Clyde and Sarah (Rick) Fawley of Toledo; seven grandsons, Andrew, Adam and Aaron Pumphrey of Clyde, Kevin, Taylor and Derrick Fawley of Toledo and Jared Fawley ofLas Vegas; her siblings, Rosalyn (Burdett) Miller, Donald (Pauline) Batesole and Elizabeth Stang ofFremont, Catherine (Daniel) Witter of Port Clinton, Gerald (Ruby)Batesole of Sandusky, and James (Judy) Batesole of Traverse City, Mich.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; brother, Daniel Batesole; andsister, Margaret Perry.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today at Herman-Kinn-KarlovetzFuneral Home & CremationServices, Fremont, with a wakeservice this afternoon. A funeral mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fremont, with the Rev. William Pifher officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American HeartAssociation NW Ohio Chapter, (CEDF) Catholic EducationDevelopment Fund, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents ofElmwood Assisted Living for alltheir compassionate loving care and friendship she received while at Elmwood. They would also like to thank Dr. Francis Aona and staff for their continuous care and friendship for many years, the staff at Memorial Hospital and Arborsof Clyde for their care during her stay and to Hospice of Memorial Hospital for all of their support.
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