– Services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown, Ohio for Ruth Hope (Raub) Cornell, 85, of 56 Ohlin Drive, who died Monday, April 3, 2010 at HPH Hospice, in Dade City, Florida.
Ruth was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 15, 1924, a daughter of Omar George and Edna Belle (Shoff) Raub.
She was a 1942 graduate of Poland (Ohio) Seminary High School, and married Fred Allen Cornell Jr. on March 25, 1944, lasting 56 years. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2000.
She worked as a secretary at Northside Hospital in the Purchasing Department but was a homemaker much of her married life.
Ruth became an active member of the East Palestine Eastern Star No. 381, where she was Past Matron, Daughters’ of the American Revolution, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Colonial Dames-DeWitt Tjaatje Chapter.
She enjoyed bowling and won many trophies. She was also a member of the New Middletown, Ohio Garden Club, taking pride in her vast knowledge of plants and gardening.
Ruth also loved traveling and enjoyed making several trips to Canada each year.
As an avid antique collector, she enjoyed stopping at various flea markets and garage sales to find those special items that interested her. For 15 years, she and her husband were “snowbirds,” traveling to Florida each winter after his retirement. For the past 10 years, she continued to travel and spent her winters at her property enjoying the Florida sunshine
She will be sadly missed by her four children, Gary (Lou Crawford) Cornell of Navarre, Ohio; Linda (Thomas) Brady of Petersburg, Marilyn (Robert) Persing of New Middletown, Richard (Leni) Cornell of New Springfield; one brother, Wayne E. Raub of New Middletown; 10 grandchildren, Bobbi Lynn (Curtis) Frase, Gregory Cornell, Corey (Connie) Persing, Jennifer Peppe, Tracy Brady, Paula (Mark) Steiner, Christopher (Shelley) Persing, Aaron (Noel Lavezzi) Cornell, Mark (Amanda) Brady and Jeremy (Stacy) Cornell; and 14 grandchildren, all of whom affectionately call Ruthie their “Nanny.”
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Dorothy Zurcher and Thelma Edminson; and two brothers, Omar G. Jr. and Infant Ronald Raub.
Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown. Also friends may call on Tuesday, one hour before the service at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery Mausoleum.
Material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
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