Treisa (Ruhl) Nedrow

February 07, 1968 ‒ November 05, 2014

Butler, Ohio


BUTLER: A friend to many in the Clear Fork Valley, Treisa (Ruhl) Nedrow’s quiet smile was genuine and heartfelt.  A successful coach, teacher, and mentor, much like Christ, Treisa selflessly dedicated her time and energy to those around her.  Strong in faith, on Wednesday November 5, 2014, Treisa kept her faith and finished her race after a valiant battle with cancer.  She was 46.

The daughter of Carl and Mary Ann (Kirkpatrick) Ruhl, Treisa was born February 7, 1968 in Mansfield.  Raised in Butler, she was always active and excelled at sports.  A three sport athlete, Treisa played volleyball, basketball, and softball.  Upon graduating Clear Fork High School in 1986, she was one of the best pitchers to have worn a Lady Colts uniform.   Recently Treisa was inducted into the Clear Fork Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.

Treisa’s success followed her to Mt. Vernon Nazarene University where she was a starting pitcher for the Cougars, and was inducted into the Mt. Vernon Nazarene University Wall of Fame.  Treisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and began teaching locally.

For the past 22 years, Treisa has taught for the Clear Fork School District, teaching 4th grade and currently 2nd grade in Bellville.

For over 20 years, she has been a coach for the highly successful Lady Colts Varsity softball program.  A mentor to her players, she offered guidance from personal experience as a player herself. Hardworking and motivated, Treisa influenced her players in a way that reached far beyond the softball diamond.

A member of Crossroads Community Church, her strong faith was not bound by any physical condition or illness.  Treisa will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit.

She is survived by her daughter Kaeli Nedrow of Ontario; parents Carl and Mary Ann Ruhl of Butler; brothers and sisters-in-law Trevis and Tracey Ruhl of Fredericktown and Trent and Denise Ruhl of Butler; nephews and nieces Tyler, Tanner, Teegan, Morgan, and Macey; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; her best friend-Chocolate Lab, Lexi.

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 12pm-7pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Monday at 11am in the sanctuary at CitiChurch, 541 State Route 97 West, Bellville, OH 44813.  Pastors Patrick Bailey and Ken Kinley will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Clear Fork Valley Athletic Hall of Fame or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by

  • Treisa will be sadly missed by all who knew her. May God sustain you as you suffer such a loss. Love and prayers Ellie Hitchman

  • So sorry for the loss of a daughter, sister, aunt & good friend to many. Hopefully the good memories and knowing that Terisa is in no more pain will get you through the weeks ahead. Prayers continue for the family.

  • Heaven gained a wonderful angel she will be missed. My children asked that we say a prayer every night for her when we found out that she was beginning her battle. We will continue to remember the family may God bless you!

  • Another “angel” just received her wings! She will be missed by so many, here, but knowing she’s having a wonderful reunion with loved ones in heaven, should give you peace.

  • Treisa had a tremendous positive influence in the valley as a student, an athlete, teacher and most of all as a person. She will greatly be missed by all.

  • Not only was Treisa a great coach to my daughter, Kaylynn Cockrell. She was also an instrumental teacher to my son, Jonathan. She took her time with him and referred us to the appropriate services for his educational needs. She changed his life!! Thank you so much Ms. nedrow for just being you!!!! You will be missed!

  • Carl & Mary Ann,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. Words are inadequate at this time but know that your family is in my prayers. I pray that you will find peace in knowing how many lives that Treisa touched in a positive manner.

  • We had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Nedrow as a teacher. She was a great teacher and very easy to talk to. We are sadden by your loss and are so sorry. We will be thinking of you all.

  • The Ruhl Family
    So sorry for the loss daughter, sister, and mother. Prayers for your family. Being a teacher she has touched a lot of lives, the finger print will never fade from the lives she touched… God Bless and Take Care…

  • So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers from the Lady Knights softball family, may God grant you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow.

  • Dear Carl & Mary Ann, I cannot possibly begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. I hope that you hold your memories close and know Treisa no longer feels pain. Although her fight was short, it was certainly valiant and those we love never truly leave as they always remain in our hearts. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family – God Bless.

  • God you are so good..I need you…they need you…the prayer taught last week at Crossroads Church. So fitting…knowing her love for God, her family, and her devotion to The Valley will never be forgotten. Prayers for strength for you all.

  • To the family of Treisa:

    The Valley has lost a beautiful person who had a positive influence on so many people. Our community has lost one of it’s best.

    May God bless you with His strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Carl and Mary Ann,
    I am so sad for your loss. Sending prayers of strength for you during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Rinda

  • The entire Ruhl family: My sincere deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time of loss. I hope you rest easy knowing Treisa is no longer in pain and in a much better place. Prayers for strength to get each of you through this very difficult time.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My prayers for you and your family in this time of need! I thought she was the best teacher in the world and someone whom I have talked about after all those years! I am again truly sorry for your loss and may she finally rest in peace with the Lord.

  • Ruhl Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Les and Stephanie Hollar and Family

  • One of the best softball coaches and softball moms I have ever had. Every second with her was cherished and I was so lucky to have met her. She definitely left a legacy on Clear Fork and I am glad Ruhl family that you shared her! With much love and prayers of strength, Kayla

    • Kayla.. that’s beautiful.. just like YOU. I AM at a loss of words. Barb Hendrix.. you are amazing, with all you have done. My heart goes out to the Ruhl family, with prayers for comfort. My sister-in-law passed at 3,a.m…God has two amazing angels now !

  • To the Ruhl family… Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.. Knowing she is in no more pain, and has gone to a much better place , somehow makes the heart feel better… She will be missed my many.
    Sincerely,’ Charlene.~

  • Such a sweet and wonderful person inside and out. I’m going to missed that beautiful smile. Carl and maryann you have my deepest sympathy.R.I.P. Therisa Love you bunches.

  • mary ann and family – I didn’t know your daughter but I knew you from years ago and the pain you must be experiencing now is unimaginable . Please accept my heartfelt prayer for you and your family. May God hold you in the palm of his hands

  • Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you all, and may your memories bring you a great source of comfort at this difficult time…

  • May the words, love, and prayers of those around you, give you comfort at this time of sorrow. You are in our prayers. D’

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ruhl and family:

    Words cannot express my sorrow hearing about the death of your daughter and my friend, Treisa. She will be greatly missed by all who have known her, including myself and my husband.

    She was, no doubt, amongst the top 5 pitchers that ever put on a uniform for MVNU. I remember well the day I visited in your home and invited Treisa to join our team at the college level. I know she had other offers but it was a happy day, for me as the coach, when she signed with our University in Mount Vernon.

    She was a wonderful girl to have on the team, not just for her pitching prowess but for her spirit of cooperation and positive attitude in every situation. She was a valuable athlete and student always.

    While she will be greatly missed, it is comforting to me to know that she has made the crossing successfully. I can imagine that she is now teaching all the saints in Heaven how to throw the ultimate curve ball.


    Lora H. Donoho
    Mount Vernon, Illinois

  • Mary Ann and Carl: We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful daughter. Fran remembers how she helped her when she coached the softball team. She was such an inspiration to many. We know your hearts are broken. We send our sincere condolences from all of our families in this sad time for your great loss.

  • Carl and Mary Ann so very sorry for your loss of your wonderful daughter Treisa. Please try to remember ALL of the good times you had, and hope she is in a better place now.

  • To the entire Ruhl Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in the thoughts and prayers of my family. Treisa will be missed by everyone she ever came into contact with. I will always cherish my memories of working with Treisa in Bellville. She was a true kind spirit and her kindness was contagious. My deepest condolences to all of you in this time of loss.
    Brian Enderle and Family

  • Mary Ann and Carl and Family..

    so sorry to hear of your loss of your daughter Treisa, my heartlfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family…

  • My prayers are with the family. What a tragic loss in the valley. She was a wonderful person inside and out.
    The Flynn family
    Kim and kirstin knapp

  • I met Treisa at Crossroads church… We became instant friends and she was such a joy to be with there. We had many suppers out after church to fellowship and friendship in.. I shall miss sitting next to her..laughing with her… Triesa was a beautiful woman.. a credit to mankind… A Christ follower like no other… My life was truly blessed to have known her. Prayers…Love and heartfelt sympathy from my heart to her family…

  • My sincere condolences go out to Treisa’s family. I was fortunate enough to be coached by both Carl and Treisa during my high school softball years. She was such an inspiration and very much admired . She left a great positive impact on my life as well as many, many others. Grateful to have known her.

  • So sorry for your loss. Its a wonderful gift to know she made a difference in such a short time on this earth and in so many lives. I pray God will help you find some kind of peace to deal with such a loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Thoughts & prayers for comfort & strength–

    In a short lifetime Treisa positively touched so many–family, students, team members, & community. She leaves a lasting legacy true to the heart of the Valley–her influence living on in all she touched/all better to have known her.

    Thoughts / prayers to all . . .

  • Such a wonderful caring lady who will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers for all from the Ashland softball program.

  • To the Family of Treisa Nedrow,

    We are thinking of you in this time of sorrow. Treisa is one of God’s Angels now. Our prayers and with you and your family.

  • Carl, Mary Ann and family, Sending sympathy your way at this sad time, but rejoice in all the beautiful memories she has left for all of you to cherish. Terisa was very SPECIAL in every way. Hugs!

  • Over the years, Treisa and my families lives had crossed paths many times. From being students at Clear Fork, together as mothers watching our young daughters perform their gymnastics, Treisa coaching my daughter in CF softball, to working in and discussing our flower beds. Time may have passed in between each crossing, but seeing her smile and hearing her soft laugh was as if time had not passed at all. Until our paths cross again my friend . . . .

    Kathy, Olivia, Alexis and Savannah Wade

  • We offer our deepest sympathy to your family, may God bless you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My sympathy to Treisa’s family,especially her parents and daughter. I just found out today about her passing, and it just shocked me. It is such a lost.

    After all these years, I still have such fond memories of my senior year and softball season at MVNU when Treisa was a freshman. We had so much fun and success on the diamond that season. But I also think about how Treisa would come and hang out at our apartment between classes or before practices, and becoming friends with her. We laughed together so much, and I remember being sad that I only had the chance to play together with her for one season.

    Cheryl Lowery

    • Treisa always put a smile on our face & brought laughter to our apartment. Like Cheryl stated, only getting to play one season with Treisa was a sad realization. My heart and prayers goes out to Kaeli, Carl, Mary Ann and the rest of the family. Thank you for sharing Treisa with the MVNC Family.

      Kris Holder

  • The touching thoughts and prayers of all who knew Treisa serves as a testimony to all of us as to how our life’s story can affect so very many lives in an infinite number of ways…..all depending on our Heavenly Father’s will. Let Treisa’s example of living life to the fullest in all she did inspire each of us to do the same.
    Loving prayers for Treisa’s family and friends,
    Mary Carroll

  • Carl & Mary Ann,

    My prayers to you & your family as you go through this painful time. God’s arms will hold you & comfort you. Remember you will see her in time & know that she is now pain free & in God’s embrace. Anne Jackson Meyer (1965 classmate)

  • Please accept this offer of sympathy to the entire Ruhl family and to Treisa’s daughter. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathies. I’m sorry for the loss of your sister, daughter, aunt, mother and friend.

  • Trevis and family,
    Mitch and I so very sorry for ur loss.
    I played softball with Treisa for many years.

  • I am so saddened to hear of he loss of Treisa, she was loved by many. MY prayers go to Kaeli, MaryAnn, Carl , Trevis and Trent. May you feel much comfort and peace from our amazing God as this time of incredible sadness and loss. I am so sorry.