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Ruth Louise Nearhoof

December 4, 1919 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 99)

Ruth L. Nearhoof

1919 - 2019

Sharon - Ruth Louise Nearhoof, 99, of Sharon, PA, passed away at home Monday morning, June 17, 2019.

Ruth was born December 4, 1919 in Youngstown, the daughter of     Benjamin and Laura (Speerbrecker) Thomas.

She was a graduate of Scienceville High School, which later became North High School in Youngstown.

Ruth was a homemaker and worked part-time as a beautician. She was a member of the New Life Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary Club and very family oriented.

She married Houston W. Nearhoof, Sr. in March of 1942 and enjoyed 60 years of marriage  until Houston passed away in 2002.

Ruth leaves behind a son, Houston Nearhoof, Jr. of Sharon, PA; three sisters, Mary Lou Rose of CA, Shirley Baker of Youngstown and Heneritta Twigg of Youngstown; grandchildren, Houston Nearhoof III, Shamarae Nearhoof-Byrely, Austina Nearhoof-Hutchins, Walter Hutchins, Keith Hutchins and Ruth  Henderson. Ruth also leaves behind 24 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Ruth in death are her husband; a daughter, Sandra Hutchins-Nearhoof; brothers, Bill Thomas, Sr. and Bud Thomas; sisters, Emily Shargo and Laura Hockey. Ruth requested a memorial in memory of Sandra Lee Hutchins.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 22, from 12pm to 2pm, with the funeral service to follow at 2pm at New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Churchill Hubbard Rd, Youngstown, OH 44505. Pastor Chelsea Spencer will officiate.

Entombment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.

Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


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