Ruth Rogers

November 25, 1930 ‒ September 15, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Ruth Rogers, 86, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 15, 2017 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Ruth was born Nov. 25, 1930 in Beatrice, Nebraska, to the late Rev. Laban and Louise (Holsapple) Houck.

She graduated from Xenia Central High School in 1949, where she met her husband Bill, whom she married June 18, 1951. After high school, Ruth worked as a legal secretary and later as a medical assistant.

She was a member of Memorial United Presbyterian Church in Xenia for many years before moving to Delaware, Ohio, where she attended Delaware Grace Brethren. Ruth loved spending winters in Venice, Florida where she attended the Venice Church of the Nazarene. Ruth loved to sing and sang in church choirs all her life. She had a passion for traveling and loved visiting Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and Europe. Ruth was involved in Children’s Services, 4-H, numerous civic organizations, the Crisis Pregnancy Center, and the Red Hat Society.

Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Diane (Walter) Rice, Denise (Kurt) Werner, Daune Rogers, and her son, David Rogers; grandchildren Michelle (Brandon) Evans, Brian Hull, Brad Hull, and Megan Rice; great grandchildren Rossalyn Evans and Bryson Evans.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, her parents, and a brother, Herbert Leroy Houck.

Ruth loved her family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Those close to her will remember her as sweet, kind, and compassionate. Ruth will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. September 18 at Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware Ohio, followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dave Pacheco officiating.

A private burial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 19 at Woodland Cemetery in Xenia, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.

Ruth’s family would like to thank the staff of Grady Memorial Hospital and Grant Medical Center or their amazing care, and compassion during this time.

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The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is handling arrangements.


  • Diane, Daune, Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother. She was a loving, kind, sweet and compassionate soul. I always enjoyed hearing from her and keeping in touch, from the time we first met 32 years ago. I know all of you are devastated by the loss of not only your Mother, but your confidante and friend. Praying for God to comfort you during this time of loss and mourning. I will never forget either of your wonderful parents. Much love to all of you!❤️🕊🙏🏻

  • Dear Diane and Family,
    Words seem so inadequate at this sad occasion, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the many happy memories you must have of your loved one.
    Anne and Paul Melko

  • Diane and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of you Momma. I remember her sweet face when we were kids. Take care of yourselves and cherish the memories and happy times.
    Kandy Back Agee

  • Dear Diane, Denise, Duane, David and families,
    Bob and I are very sad to learn of Ruth’s passing. She was a very sweet, kind and a beautiful person. We always enjoyed your family as our backyard neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Blessings to the family,
    Ruthie and Bob Ridgway
    Xenia, ohio

  • Dear Diane and Family- Thinking of you and praying for peace and understanding. May all the wonderful memories and experiences you shared with your beautiful mother give you comfort. Much love to all of you-

    Amy Mueller

  • Diane, I learned of your mother’s passing this morning when I arrived at Grady. Please accept my sympathy. May God bless all of you and comfort you at this time. You have many wonderful memories of your mother to help you through this. You now have an angel in heaven.

  • Denise, may God comfort you and your family during this time. Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

  • Dear Dave and family:

    Grief can be so difficult but it is those special memories that helps one to cope. I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother, Ruth. Please accept my deepest condolences and may my prayers help comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

    God Bless,


  • I’m sorry to learn of your Moms passing she surely is in a Wonderful Heaven we always want to keep our loved ones close but her memory will be your blessing ! Condolences sent . Lisa Gentile

  • To Ruth’s family,
    I knew your parents and her parents from them coming sometimes to Cedarville Church of God, your Grandpa would come preach sometimes at the church. Your parents were a great loving couple and I know you will miss both of them a lot.

    I am sorry for the loss of your very loving Mother.

    God Bless your family