Ruth B. Merriman

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Ruth Merriman, Mother of Timothy Merriman, Class of 1971, the late Thomas Merriman, Class of 1974, Patrick Merriman, Class of 1976 and Terence Merriman, Class of 1979. Grandmother of Timothy Merriman, Class of 1996, Ryan Merriman, Class of 1999, and Brendan Merriman, Class of 2002. Please keep the Merriman family in your prayers.

Ruth Merriman, age 94, passed away on February 7, 2024. She was born in Niles, Ohio, on July 17, 1929, the middle child of James J. Bowden and Florence Jackson Bowden, both deceased. She had two sisters and four brothers. Her sister, Pat Adkins, is her only remaining sibling.

Her husband, Ty Merriman, whom she married on November 22, 1951, predeceased her on May 8, 2018. Ruth was the loving mother of Joanne Merriman Miller, Timothy Michael Sr. (Lynn Tracy), Thomas John (deceased), Patrick Bowden (Kirsten Hilary), Michael Keating (deceased), Terence Liam, Kelly Anne Mills (deceased) and Sean Michael. Ruth has 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Ruth graduated from Villa Maria High School. She received her B.A. in Home Economics from Kent State University. She was an active community volunteer, serving with the Avilas of the Cleveland Diocese and St. Christopher Church Rocky River, Oh. Ruth enjoyed cooking, needlepoint, traveling, sailing with friends from the Cleveland Yachting Club, and spending time with her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd. Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 am. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Visitation at St. Christopher Church at 9:00 am before the funeral mass. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116, or St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jenkins Funeral Chapel.

Posted on: February 9, 2024

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Ruth B. Merriman

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