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Ruth Leahy


Ruth Leahy (nee Keppler), 91, of Brooklyn, passed away. She was born to Eleanor (nee Halligan) and Louis Keppler on August 11, 1927.

Ruth lived a full life devoted to family, friends and service to others including, her notable contribution as a Trustee on the Board of Parma Community General Hospital. She had an eye for beauty and loved to laugh.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Francis; loving mother of Thomas Leahy (Mary), Ellen Leahy Howell (Larry) and Mark Leahy (Teresa Fischer); dearest grandmother of Ellen Leahy Fortin (Russ), Thomas J. Leahy (Molly), Jimmy Leahy, Emily Howell and Sam Howell; great-grandmother of Evelyn Leahy and sister of Jimmy Keppler and Eleanor Dougher and the late Louis and Thomas Keppler and "sis" was a dear sister-in-law, aunt, and cousin to many.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 A.M., Monday, September 10, 2018 at St. Thomas More Parish, 4170 N. Amber Dr., Brooklyn. Interment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 P.M., Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma (440) 842-7800.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living, 18545 Shurmer Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136.


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