The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

Ruth Anne (Frankhauser) Lewis

Ruth Anne (Frankhauser) Lewis, 78, of Ohio City, died Sunday, January 12, 2020, at her residence.

Ruth Anne (Frankhauser) Lewis

Mrs. Lewis was born July 13, 1941, in Bluffton, the daughter of Levi and Mildred (Cotant) Frankhauser, who both preceded her in death. On December 23, 1961, she married Kenneth L. Lewis, who also preceded her in death.

She was an honored graduate of Bluffton High School and Bluffton University. She was an inspiring Head Start teacher. She retired from the Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance, both in Van Wert.

Survivors include four children, Bryan (Debbie) Lewis of Sandpoint, Idaho, Bruce (Vicki) Lewis of Delphos, Brenda (Doug) Hurley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Brad Lewis of Van Wert; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Stewart and Rebecca Lien; and a grandson, Cody Hurley.

Private family graveside services will be held at New Rockport Cemetery, Rockport.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, January 17, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Preferred memorials: Heartbeat, a survivor’s peer support group.

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POSTED: 01/13/20 at 4:23 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries