MANSFIELD: Ruth Adamescu, age 91, passed away at Kingston Rehabilitation Center of Ashland, Ohio after an extended illness.
Born Ruth Jeannette Smith on March 8, 1922, to Philip and Emma (Schettler) Smith,
Ruth was a lifelong resident of Mansfield, Ohio.
She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1940 and Mansfield General School of Nursing in 1943.
She remained an active member of the Mansfield General School of Nursing Alumni Association and the FOREMs group for many years.
One of Ruth's proudest accomplishments was having served during World War II as a Navy Nurse, (Lt. Jr. Grade,) in San Diego, California.
She was honored as the Grand Marshall of the Veteran's Day Parade in November 2011, where she gave a moving and patriotic speech of this memorable time in her life.
When Ruth returned from the navy, she enjoyed a long, rewarding career as an RN at Mansfield General Hospital.
Ruth had a passion for all kinds of music and played the piano.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing her daily crossword puzzles.
She was an active member of St. Peter's Parish. She also volunteered her time to Feed the Poor ministries and the Alzheimer's Association .
Preceding Ruth in death are her husband, Joseph J. Adamescu, with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; her parents, Emma and Philip; her first grandchild, Jill Konves; and brothers, Jim, Raymond, and Paul Smith.
She is survived by her seven children, whom she cherished: son, John (Gayle) Adamescu of Rocky River, Ohio, Susan (James) Konves of Cincinnati, Jeane (Michael) Nolte of Stow, Ohio, and sons, Tim (Cathy) Adamescu, Jim (Dayna) Adamescu, Patrick (Jill) Adamescu, all of Mansfield, Ohio and, Joe Adamescu of Phoenix, AZ;
In addition to her immediate family, Ruth also has many nieces, nephews, and sister-in-laws, Rose Adamescu of Columbus and Grace Adamescu of Mansfield.
Ruth had the good fortune to have made many friends throughout her lifetime, many of which have been maintained since childhood.
She made friends readily and loved the time spent with them.
She always felt blessed by the kindnesses that so many of them showed during her years when her mobility was compromised.
Ruth's family would like to thank the extraordinary staff of Kingston of Ashland and Hospice North Central Ohio for their loving care.
Friends may call Friday, August 23, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 104 W. First St., Mansfield.
Military graveside services conducted by the Joint Veterans Burial Squad will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice North Central Ohio
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