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“Oh what a fantastic teacher, pal and lady. Miss you already. Your face simply glowed with happiness. I will cherish all of our times together...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Haner Bauer - The Woodlands

“"Miss Fisher" was my kindergarten teacher at Devon School in 1954. I lived on Meadowbrook and walked the few blocks to school by myself--safe to do...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lenette Marcello

“Ruth was my kindergarten teacher at Devon school back in 61,Her and Fred were members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where my family attended also,my...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: jim nicolaus

“To the family of Ruth Erke: I first met Ruth a number of years ago, but really got to know her when she moved into the apartment next to my father,...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Libby Lewis

“Mrs. Erke, You were my first teacher when I started Devon Elementary kindergarten as a 4-year-old in 1956. You were Miss Fisher to me, until you...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce Ormsby Meyer WGH '69

“Aunt Ruth,Sorry to see you go....you were a great lady and always a lot of fun. As a kindergarten student in 1955 at Devon Elementary School, you...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: STEVE KORLLOS - AKRON, OH

“Dear Ruth, you will be sadly missed. You were my first teacher, kindergarten grade at Devon Elementary. I loved being in your class. Sad that we can...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Karen J. Wilson

“Mrs. Erke you were one of my favorites! You were my kindergarten teacher in the late 60s. What a great, kind lady. I was assigned to the orange table...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Heidi Bauer Whatley


Ruth F. Erke, age 94, passed away Monday morning, July 31, 2017 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Ruth was born November 10, 1922 in Niles, Ohio to the late Fred Fisher and Matilda Fisher John. She graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1940 and from Miami University in 1944. Ruth taught school in Niles, Girard, and retired from Warren City Schools. Ruth and Frederick Erke were married on March 1, 1957, and he was deceased on March 9, 2010. Ruth is survived by a brother Fred Fisher of Columbus, and step-brother George John of Niles, Ohio. Besides her parents, and step-father William John, she is preceded in death by her sisters Violet James and Edith Sullivan, and a step-brother William John. A Private Memorial Service will be at Living Lord Lutheran Church in Howland with Pastor William D. Leitch officiant. Material contributions may be sent to the Endowment Fund of the church.

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