Ruth Elizabeth Cowgill, 82 of the community of New Petersburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at her home.
She is survived by four children, Joseph R. Cowgill and his wife Cheryl of Hillsboro, Retta Short and her husband John of Lynchburg, Roberta Karnes and her husband Mitchel of Hillsboro and Romona Cowgill 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, Garret 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.
Services: 12:00 noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Fall Creek Friends Church. H. Scott Latimer will officiate.
Burial: will follow in the Stringtown Cemetery
Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon on Saturday at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154, or the Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Road, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is serving the family.