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Ruby I. Ryen, 91, formerly of Rossiter (Canoe Township), died awaiting the second coming of Jesus Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio.
She was born May 25, 1921, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Winfield and Twila Stiver.Â
While she lived most of her life on the same property where she was born, she spent the last four years of her life in Springfield, Ohio, living near her family.Â After moving to Springfield, she always missed the hills and countryside of Pennsylvania.
She was married to Max Sutter, who preceded her in death.
She then married Calvin Ryen, who also preceded her in death.
Besides being a wife, mother and grandmother,Â as well as a great-grandmother, Mrs. Ryen loved gardening and also tending to her small orchard.Â
She especially loved growing her "Hillbilly" tomatoes and patches of strawberries.Â Autumn meant making cider and her homemade donuts.Â
Another passion was her homemade bread, which she continued to bake until a few months before her death.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by siblings Nellie Painter, Larry Stiver and Audrey Tanner; and a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Charles Hawk.Â
Surviving relatives include a grandson, Timothy Hawk and wife Margaret "Eve;" and two great-grandchildren, Daniel Hawk and Elisabeth Hirtzinger and husband Steven.Â
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Laurel Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Johnsonburg.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at the church, with Pastor Bob Hoffman officiating.Â
Interment will follow at Pine Cemetery. Â
Arrangements are under the direction of the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, Springfield.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.Â