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Ruth Leahy

Obituary for Ruth Leahy

August 27, 1927 - September 3, 2018
Brooklyn, Ohio | Age 91

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Ruth Leahy (nee Keppler), 91, of Brooklyn; beloved wife of the late Joseph Francis; loving mother of Thomas Leahy (Mary), Ellen Leahy Howell (Larry), and Mark Leahy (Teresa Fischer); dearest grandmother of Ellen Leahy Fortin (Russ), Thomas J. Leahy (Molly), Jimmy Leahy, Emily Howell and Sam Howell; great-grandmother of Evelyn Leahy; and sister of Jimmy Keppler and Eleanor Dougher and the late Louis and Thomas Keppler. 'Sis' was a dear sister-in-law, aunt, and cousin to many. Born to Eleanor (nee Halligan) and Louis Keppler on August 11, 1927, Ruth lived a full life devoted to family, friends, and service to others including her notable contribution as a Trustee on the Board of Parma Community General Hospital. She had an eye for beauty and loved to laugh. Memorial Contributions may be made to Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living, 18545 Shurmer Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM, Monday September 10, 2018, at St. Thomas More Parish, 4170 N. Amber Dr., Brooklyn. Interment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. OH. Family and friends may call from 2 – 6 PM on Sunday, September 9, at the Busch Funeral Home 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma. (440) 842-7800

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  • Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living
    18545 Shurmer Road
    Strongsville, OH 44136

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7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
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