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Ruth Anne Frankhauser Lewis 1941-2020

Bluffton HS and Bluffton College graduate

Ruth Anne (Frankhauser) Lewis, 78, of Ohio City, died Jan. 12, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Lewis was born July 13, 1941, in Bluffton, to the late Levi and Mildred (Cotant) Frankhauser.

On Dec. 23, 1961, she married Kenneth L. Lewis, who preceded her in death.

She was an honor graduate of Bluffton High School and Bluffton College.  She was a head start teacher. She retired from the Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance, both in Van Wert.

Survivors include four children, Bryan (Debbie) Lewis of Sandpoint, Idaho, Bruce (Vicki) Lewis of Delphos, Brenda (Doug) Hurley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Brad Lewis of Van Wert; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Stewart and Rebecca Lien; and a grandson, Cody Hurley.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St., Van Wert.

Private family graveside services will be held at New Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Ohio.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Heartbeat, a survivor's peer support group.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.