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Ruth Ellen Gordon

October 21, 1927 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 90)

The Piano Brothers

Ruth Ellen Gordon

She was ready to start living the truly wonderful life waiting for her as God called her home November 30, 2017. Ruth Ellen Gordon was born October 21, 1927 in Ft. Wayne at Lutheran Hospital.

For 90 years, Ruth Ellen, daughter of Ruth M. and Ralph G. Cooke, lived a beautiful life for which she was infinitely grateful. She met the man she would marry on a double date. He was not her date that night, but Robert R. Gordon would be her date and dear love for the next 57 years until his death October 3, 2001.

She spent a lifetime enjoying a very close bond with her sister, Beverly, even hearing her first cry because she was born at home. She had a special rapport with her cousin Alyce Crumrine, who proceeded her in death 2008. Her lunch bunch first became friends during the years she worked at Shawnee Maplewood School in the 1970’s. Camaraderie was special, they shared life’s joys and sorrow and supported each other through illness and loss. Her final years she lived in Indiana near her daughter Janey, this adventure included new friendships, playing cards regularly and gardening.

She is survived by her sister Beverly (Gene) Dotson; 6 children Bob (Missy) Gordon, Kathy (Bill) Bollig, Cindy (Ron) Ferguson, Janey (Mike) Chapman, Becky (Charley) Watka, and Tom (Claudia) Gordon; 15 grandchildren Bridgette (Rick), Brenda (Carter), Travis (Laura), Bethani (Bryan), Gregory, Heather, Bren (Cathie), Matt, Jennifer (Ian), Margeaux (Joe), Jessica (Ben), Lindsey (Josh), Alex, Lacey (Matt), Trenton; and 22 great grandchildren; niece and nephew Laura and Gianni. They were the true blessings of her life, heart and soul.

Ruth Ellen believed every life has its cheerful and dark hours, and one’s level of happiness comes from which you chose to remember. Visiting Nurse Hospice of Ft. Wayne consoled Ruth Ellen and family through her journey which we will be forever grateful. We will fondly remember Ruth Ellen’s smile and loving legacy at a date yet to be determined.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Visiting Nurse Hospice, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Online contributions may be made by visiting www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.  


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