Ruth (nee Green) Kohari
AKRON, Ohio _ Ruth (nee Green) Kohari was released from her life of service and into the arms of her savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 6, 2012.
Born in West Oneonta, Ruth left home to proudly serve her country during the Second World War as a member of the United States Army Nurse Corps. This decision led her to a chance encounter with the love of her life George Kohari whom she married in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, in 1946.
Ruth was a longtime resident of the Kenmore area where she raised her family in the warm embrace of Christian fellowship as members of Margaret Park United Presbyterian Church. She returned to her profession and was employed for many years as a registered nurse at Barberton Citizens Hospital.
A frugal woman who lived a spartan life, Ruth gave much of her money to charity and all of her concern to those in need. Stoic by nature, she fully demonstrated her love through her acts.
Preceded in death by her husband, George.
Ruth leaves behind her children, Robert (SunHee) Kohari, Philip (Debbie) Kohari, Marta (Tim) Morrison, John (Michele) Kohari; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Cora, Marcia and Marian; as well as numerous devoted friends.
All are invited to a celebration of her life from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Bacher Funeral Home located at 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, Ohio.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. at the same location on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, Ruth's wishes were for contributions to be made in her name to the Margaret Park Scholarship Fund, c/o Eastminster Presbytery, P.O. Box 316, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Doylestown Health Care Center and Crossroads Hospice for their loving care and support.
Funeral home map, directions, and the Kohari Family condolence book are available at http://www.bacherfuneralhome.com/. In memory of Ruth.