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Ruth E. (Haynie) Dlwgosh

July 24, 1922 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 97)

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Youngstown – Ruth E. (Wilms) Dlwgosh, 97, of Youngstown, passed away Wednesday morning, June 10, 2020, from the Covid-19 at Park Vista Nursing Home.

Ruth will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.

She was born July 24, 1922 , in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Peter C. and Ellen (Haynie) Wilms and was a lifelong area resident.

Ruth was a proud homemaker and always made her family the center of her life.

Ruth received her Bachelor's of Education Degree from Kent State University in 1943,  taught elementary school for a few years, and later became a substitute teacher in Youngstown.

Ruth was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, a member of the Sarah-Esther Circle at Christ Church Presbyterian for 8 years, and a Girl Scout Leader with South United Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Youngstown Area Republican Women’s Club and worked for the Mahoning County Board of Election as a poll worker. She belonged to the Kent State University Mother’s Club for 21 years and her” K. S. U. Gang” for 49 years.

Memories were important to her and she had lots of them. She liked corresponding with her friends and family members. She enjoyed playing games, working jigsaw puzzles, and was famous for her decorated Christmas cookies.

Her husband Chester George Dlwgosh, whom she married June 27, 1946, passed away after 62 years of marriage on January 19, 2008.

Ruth is survived by her daughters Carol (Lucinda Pyatt) Dlwgosh of Columbus, and Barbara (James) Greenwald of Lapeer, Michigan. She leaves three grandsons Paul, Rev. Kevin (Christine) and Eric Greenwald and a great granddaughter Sierra Emory. Also , she is survived by sister-in-law Betty Wilms, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by two brothers Lawrence and C. John Wilms.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak Ruth’s family will be having a private graveside service at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, with Rev. Kevin C. Greenwald as officiant. A memorial service will be held later.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

Ruth’s family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of Park Vista for all the care and compassion shown to them and to Ruth throughout this difficult time.

Family and friends may visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to Ruth’s family.


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Private Services

Lake Park Cemetery
1459 E. Midlothian Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44502

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