Rosemary Ruyan

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December 20, 2009

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Wednesday December 23, 2009 4-7 p.m.


Wednesday December 23, 2009 7 p.m.


Rosemary M. Ruyan, age 91, left her family Sunday, December 20, 2009. Rosemary was a loving and devoted wife to her husband, John and proud mother to her surviving children, John (Jan) Ruyan, Jerry (Kecia) Ruyan, Robert (Bobbie) Ruyan and Roberta (Pat) Fagan; son-in-law, Mike (Carol) Groseclose. Preceded in death by daughter, Rebecca Groseclose, to Breast Cancer on December 20, 1997. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Daniel, Jennifer, Kim, Katie, Nate, Ali, Alex, Connor and Marco who passed away in 1999. During the last four years, Rosemary had the great pleasure of watching her great-grandchildren, Christopher, Rebecca, Nicholas and Natalie begin their life’s journey. Rosemary’s parents, Reverend Clarence and Esther McGee came to Westerville in the late 1940’s. Clarence and Esther had four children, John, Roger, Rosemary and Edwin. Roger (Esther) McGee of Seattle, Washington is the only surviving sibling to Rosemary. She has a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Marge Ruyan of Utica, Ohio. Rosemary graduated from Otterbein College in 1941. While attending college, she met John and they were married on October 26, 1942. Her passion for reading led to teaching English to 7th and 8th graders at Hanby School and Walnut Springs School in Westerville. Rosemary served as President of the Westerville Service Organization (WSO) helping families who needed food and clothing. She loved being with her family. In fact, her extended family celebrated Christmas together on Saturday afternoon. Rosemary was a loving and generous lady who was known for her friendly smile and witty humor. She will be greatly missed by her husband, family and friends. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Wednesday 4-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m., Rev. Todd Anderson, officiating. Private family graveside service at Blendon Central Cemetery.

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