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Ruth Margaret (Clement) StrengJuly 4, 1919 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 98)
Ruth Margaret (Clement) Streng, of Columbus, Ohio died peacefully Oct. 9, 2017 at the Kobacker House, Columbus, Ohio. Born July 4, 1919 in Fayetteville, Ohio to Stella and John Joseph Clement both deceased. She married the love of her life, Ralph Lewis Streng, on December 30, 1942. Ralph and Ruth were together for 61 years until his death on July 15, 2004. She enjoyed a wonderful life of raising their 8 children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was devoted first to our Lord, then to supporting Ralph and taking care of her family. She worked diligently and faithfully in this, her vocation, with great joy and with a sense of fulfillment. Ruth never lost sight of the significance of her Catholic faith, attending daily Mass along with praying the Rosary. Later, when she was not able to drive, she made sure that a family member took her to her beloved Christ the King Church for Sunday Mass. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and dancing the waltz with Ralph until his passing. Gathering with her family later in her life brought much happiness to her days. When raising her eight children she assisted Ralph in running the family business, Streng's Market and Catering. She also was involved in her children's school activities. As busy as she was, she found time to sew costumes for school plays and for the Catholic holy day, "All Saints Day" on Nov. 1. Ruth belonged to: Christ the King's Women's Bowling League, Euchre Club, and Senior Citizens Group. Also the Elizabethan Guild, St. Ann's Guild, the women's Auxiliary for the Moose, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus. She is survived by her children; Ralph L (Lynda) Streng, Donna M. (Jim) Eckman, Michael H. (Patricia Reisz) Streng, Kathleen A. Kemery, Stephen F. (Cheri Mason) Streng, Marilyn S. (Rich) Cordle, Christine S. Schneider, and Martha J. (Tom) Dixon; Grandchildren, Matthew (Crissy) Streng, Sam (Holly) Streng, Timothy (Susan) Eckman, Mark (Carrie) Eckman, Phillip (Shannon) Eckman, Heidi (Larry) Lebatique, Kevin (Susan) Kemery, Brian (Laraine) Kemery, Joe and Leigh Ann Cordle, Laura and Kari Schneider, Sarah and Nora Dixon; great grandchildren, Lucy and Charlie Streng, Cayden and Lexi Streng, Lucinda and Gabriel Eckman, Maddie Eckman, Evie and Rubi Lechuga, Mikayla and Jax Eckman, Maliko Lebatique, Samantha Kemery; Bella, Graeme, Keegan and Jake Kemery; Sisters-in-law, Dolores Telerski and Virginia Bauman. Preceded in death by brothers, sisters and their spouses; John (Dolores) Clement, Robert (Kathryn) Clement, Doris (Robert) Gast and Gladys Clement. Friends may call Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 East Broad Street where a Prayer Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. and a Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave. Entombment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute in Ruth's memory to Christ the King Church.