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Ruth Ann (Gowins) Fouts

January 15, 1935 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 86)


          Ruth Ann (Gowins) Fouts, 86, of Riverside, passed away late Wednesday evening of April 28, 2021 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Dover.

          She was born in Uhrichsville on January 15, 1935 to the late Frank W. and Ruth (Bridgeman) Gowins. She graduated from Uhrichsville High School in 1952 and then married the late Floyd Fouts on October 2, 1955, with whom she spent forty-four years with before his death in January of 1995. Also preceding her in death were her sister Mary, and five brothers: John, Charles, Bill, Frank, and Jim Gowins.

          Ruth was a cook for Indian Valley Schools for twenty-one years before retiring in 1995. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and baking cakes for weddings, graduations, and special occasions. Ruth was a member of the Newport Methodist Church.

          Surviving are three sons: Steve (Bev) Fouts of Frankfort KY, Roger (Companion Steven Grabner) Fouts of Columbus, and Daniel (Beth) Fouts of Gnadenhutten; three grandchildren: Jacob (Tessa) Fouts, Danielle (Terry) Fouts- Robinson, and Brittany (Jeremy) Engstrom; nine great-grandchildren: Brynna, Scarlett, Emerson, Gavin, Gage, Garrity, Ryleigh, Delaney, and Jeremy; in-laws Mille Gowins, Ronnie Fouts, Jane Dinger, Norma Phillips and several nieces and nephews.

          Calling hours will be at Koch Funeral Home of Gnadenhutten, 244 N. Walnut Street, 44629 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a funeral service starting at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Aaron Linard will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens in Dover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Ohio, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr, Ste. E, Green, Ohio 44685. 

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Calling Hours
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Koch Funeral Home, LLC
244 N. Walnut Street
Gnadenhutten, OH 44629

Funeral Service
May 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Koch Funeral Home, LLC
244 N. Walnut Street
Gnadenhutten, OH 44629

Burial following Funeral Service

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens
1926 Saltwell Road
Dover, OH 44622


Crossroads Hospice of NE Ohio, LLC
3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Ste. E, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, Uniontown OH 44685
Tel: 1-330-343-5521

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