Ruth Ann Gasparik (nee Farquhar), 75, Vero Beach

Ruth Ann Gasparik (nee Farquhar), 75, of Vero Beach and Lorain, Ohio died Friday, Jan. 28,2011, at her residence in Vero Beach.

She was born June 5, 1935, in Charleroi, Pa.

She graduated from California State Teachers College in California, Pa., and relocated to Lorain, Ohio, where she began her teaching career.

Gasparik taught kindergarten for 30 years in Lorain at Larkmoor, Oakwood, Palm and Homewood.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach.

Gasparik was a long time member of the American Association of University Women and belonged to several bridge and mahjong groups in both Vero Beach and Lorain.

Survivors include her children, Annette (Donald) Roth, of Avon Lake, Ohio; John “Buddy”(Lori) Gasparik of Alliance, Ohio and Amy (Marty) Stockwell, of Ft. Pierce; grandchildren Elizabeth, Matthew and Emily Roth, all of Avon Lake and John and Madison Gasparik, both of Alliance, Ohio; sister, Kathy Mongelluzzo, of Donora, Pa.; she was predeceased by her husband of 50 years John in 2009 and her parents Averill and Minetta Farquhar.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vero Beach at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Diehl and Rev. Shelly Satran officiating.

An additional memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain, Ohio with Rev. Laurie Miller officiating.

Donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach or Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain, Ohio.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

A guest book may be signed at www.lowtherfuneralhome.com.

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