Ruby Jean (Rouse) Thompson

March 03, 1945 ‒ January 06, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ruby Jean (Rouse) Thompson, age 73, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.   She was born on March 3, 1945 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late Horace and Betty (Ralls) Rouse.

Ruby grew up in Mount Vernon and attended Mount Vernon High School.  She worked for the Ohio EPA and taught her son Aaron the values of protecting our environment.  Ruby is a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon.  She loved to listen to music and playing cards on the computer, but most of all she loved being around her family.

She is survived by her son, Aaron Thompson; grandchild, Kasey Robinson; 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Rouse; numerous cousins and Friends.

Besides her parents, Ruby is preceded in death by her uncle, Gene Rouse; aunt, Virginia (Rouse) Brooks.

Family and friends may gather from 11:00 am until the time of the celebration of life service at 12:00 pm on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Church: 1635 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 with Pastor L.J. Harry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church; 1635 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • I am so sorry to learn of Ruby’s passing. But know that:

    The death of people whom we love
    Brings sorrow and deep pain;
    But if our loved ones know the Lord,
    Our loss becomes their gain. — Sper

    When a loved one dies, our greatest comfort is to know that Christ lives. And because our Savior lives, we who trust in Him will live forever in the joy and glory of His fellowship! (Jn. 14:19).

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Yours in the Spirit,

  • I was sad to here of Ruby”s passing, and extend my deepest condolences to her family. I had many wonderful conversations, with this keenly intelligent woman, and I will miss her.

  • I am truly sadden for the loss of such a beautiful sole.

    ~Everything in this world has a hidden meaning…
    People, animals, trees, stars are all hieroglyphics…
    We think they are really only people, animals, trees, stars.
    It is only years later… that some of us understand.
    -Nikos Kazantzakis