Joanne Ruther

Joanne E. Ruther (nee Holden)

July 7, 1950 - January 8, 2020
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Joanne Ruther (nee Holden), age 69, passed away on January 8, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a beloved wife of Walter Ruther, a loving mother of Elliott (Jessie), Brad (Melissa), Gregory (Kelly), Andy, Mark (Hillary), and loving grandmother of Josie, Will, Alex, Holden (deceased), Nolan, Ellie, Vivian, and Henderson. She was born July 7, 1950 to Joseph and Bernice (Mair Etienne) Holden, and was the youngest of eleven children, growing up in Fayetteville, Ohio. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in Brown County and completed her B.A. at Mt. St. Joseph College. She was a devout Catholic and caretaker. She worked in retail and in local news advertising sales. She supported charitable causes and at age 59 she started walking in marathons, completing 31. She lived her life with selfless generosity and filled those around her with joy. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 5pm – 8pm, at T P White & Sons, 2050 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 6539 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati Ohio, 45230, on Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hope Emergency Program, a charity she often volunteered for and raised funds:
P.O.Box 214, Fayetteville, OH 45118
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
    2050 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:30am
    Guardian Angels Church
    6531 Beechmont Ave
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
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  • Interment

    Guardian Angels Cemetery
    7150 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
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Sarah Leggesse

Posted at 06:28pm
Dear Elliott,
May our Father in Heaven comfort and bless you and your family during this time. My thoughts, prayers and well-wishes are with you, please accept my sincere condolences.
Sarah Leggesse

Eric Oliver

Posted at 12:49am
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs. Ruther. Many fond memories of her from my childhood, spent many a summer day at the Ruther house with Elliott and his brothers. May God bless and protect her soul, and provide eternal rest.

Nick Dalessandro and Family

Posted at 09:43am
Dear Andy and Family, Our heartfelt condolences are with you at this difficult time. A mother's love is forever.
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Melanie Bates

Posted at 02:50pm
Joanne was such a great friend to all of us in the walking group. Quietly she was very positive and encouraging. She is saving us all places up there now. Melanie Bates

The Fritsch Family

Posted at 09:18am
Walt, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. With our deepest sympathies - Marty, Shellie, Terri, Steve, Carol and Jane.
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