Ruth R. Housen

Age: 99
Born: September 21, 1917
Died: January 23, 2017

Obituary

Ruth R. Housen was born September 21, 1917 in Greenville, South Carolina to the union of the late William and Sunnie Byrd. She was one of four children, all who have preceded her in death.

She departed this life on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Jewish Hospital of Kenwood. She was married to John Housen who preceded her in death.

Ruth attended Wilberforce and Central State University to obtain her Bachelor’s degree. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. She was also an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ruth’s education allowed her to become a well-known teacher and principal. She accepted her first teaching position at Steele School. She also worked within the Cincinnati Public School District and other surrounding districts in the area.

Mrs. Housen was a devoted member of the West College Hill Community where she resided her entire life. She also worked as director of the West College Hill Community Center after retiring.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of West College Hill where she worked with various programs for the youth.

Ruth was well known to all. She was loving, kind, courageous, and giving. There were plenty of times where she would give her last to assist others in need. She not only cared for her family, but anyone she met she touched deeply. She loved to travel as well. Mrs. Housen was able to visit all 50 states of America. When she had the time, she would sit down and enjoy her crossword puzzles.

She leaves to cherish her memory: one son Michael (Karen) Housen Sr.; seven grandchildren LaShawnda (Kenneth) Simpson, Michael (Talitha) Housen Jr., Tiana (James) Graham, Kara Lewis, Ericka Lewis, Donta Lewis, and LaMica Lewis; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Friday, February 03, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Additional Info: 4389 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati 45223

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Friday, February 03, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Additional Info: 4389 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati 45223

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Friday, February 03, 2017
Additional Info: 4521 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati 45232

Ruth R. Housen

Age: 99
Born: September 21, 1917
Died: January 23, 2017
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Ruth R. Housen

Ruth R. Housen

Age: 99
Born: September 21, 1917
Died: January 23, 2017