Ruth Elizabeth Cowgill

  • BORN: September 17, 1930
  • DIED: January 7, 2013
  • LOCATION: Hillsboro, Ohio

Ruth Elizabeth (Ross) Cowgill, age 82, of the New Petersburg community, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at home on the family farm. She was born September 17, 1930, in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late William E. and Mary (Teboe) Ross. She was married to Joseph W. Cowgill on June 26, 1955, in Friendsville, Tennessee, and he preceded her in death on June 4, 2012. She was a 1948 graduate of Greenfield McClain High School and also was a graduate of Rio Grande College. She then taught kindergarten for the Greenfield School system. Upon her marriage to Joe, she became a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, helping on the farm when needed. She was a life-long member of the Fall Creek Friends Church. She was very active with the Wilmington Yearly Meeting, the United Society of Friends Women and Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). She was an honorary member of the New Petersburg Social Civic Club and was a former member of the Highland County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. She was instrumental in the campaign and development of the Hills and Dales Training Center facility. She was also a former Central Committee member of the Republican Party. She is survived by four children, Joseph R. (Cheryl) Cowgill of Hillsboro, Retta (John) Short of Lynchburg, Roberta (Mitchel) Karnes of Hillsboro and Ramona Cowgill, also of Hillsboro; a son-in-law, Peter Joseph Kelly II of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren, Brittany (Erik) Ackels of Columbus, Brandon Cowgill of Hillsboro, Ashley Cowgill of Columbus, Nicole (B.J.) Oberrecht of Lynchburg, Sean (Misty) Short of Lynchburg, Katie (Casey) Basford of Hillsboro, P.J. Kelly of Hillsboro, Garrett Karnes and Derek Karnes, both of Hillsboro; five great grandchildren, Ella Ackels and Brady Ackels of Columbus, Brayden Oberrecht and Colton Short of Lynchburg and Emerie Basford of Hillsboro; two sisters, Helen (Richard) Behm of Hillsboro and Anna Masterson of Cincinnati; a sister-in-law, Geneva Ross of West Union, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronda Kelly, and a brother, Harold Ross. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Fall Creek Friends Church. H. Scott Latimer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Stringtown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 noon on Saturday. The Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is serving the family. Memorial donations are directed to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154, or the Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Road, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.


Visitation
  • January 12, 2013
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Fall Creek Friends Church
  • 11345 Karnes Road
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133
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Funeral Service
  • January 12, 2013
    12:00 PM
  • Fall Creek Friends Church
  • 11345 Karnes Road
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133
  • Get Directions

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“ Dear family, We are thinking about you at this time and keeping you in our prayers. May God wrap His arms around you and give you His comfort. ”

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