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Ruth G. Lovell

It is with great sadness that we announce that Ruth G. Lovell (nee Gills), age 80, of Amherst, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 following a full and meaningful life.

Ruth was born June 5, 1939 in Bluefield, West Virginia and made her home in Amherst for most of her life. 

Ruth was loved by everyone that knew her and will be sadly missed by her long-time companion, Larry Watson; her children, Vickie Lovell, Mona (Wayne) Duvall and Joe and Rita Gills; grandchildren Garrett Lovell, Skylar (Paige) Lynch, Joey Rodriguez-Lovell, Michael (Amanda) Duvall, Dalton Duvall and Dusty Cheyenne Duvall; and 8 great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Leander Lovell in 1977; a son, Joey Leander Lovell in 2017; a granddaughter, Jessica Watson; parents, Stewart and Callie (nee Scott) Gills; and six brothers and six sisters.

Private services for the family where held.  The Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, handled the arrangements.  To send online condolences to the family go to www.dovinfcs.com. 

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I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Ruth once and she really was an amazing woman. My name is Douglas Lovell Joey's son. I really wish I could've met all of you and gotten to know Ruth more. You can find me on Facebook. I wish I could have you all in my life.

Douglas Lovell Nov 5 2021 3:16 PM

Dear Lisa and Vickie,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Remembering all the time we spent together. Those were special, precious times for me. She must have gotten tired of all the time I spent at your house. Also sorry that I didn't keep in touch more at the end. I didn't know of her passing till recently. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I did buy a condolence card, but didn't know where to send it. I still live at the same address. If either of you use FB, I'm there. Last name change. Shirley Whittemore, used to be Shirley Strattan. You girls and your mom hold a spacial place in my heart. My FB name is Shirley Bill Whittemore. Nancy and Marvin also wanted to express their sadness and condolences. Love, Shirley.

Shirley Whittemore Feb 29 2020 12:00 AM

You were always there iwhen I needed you. We couldn't ask for a better mom. You took on the roll of dad an mom at a young time in your life. You raised 3 wonderful kids. Hard headed everyone of us.. I will miss our phone calls to tell you of what is happening in my life. Vic will miss everyday asking you if you have ate, and soap time. Our kids will miss a wonderful grandma an great grandma. We love you and miss you like crazy. But we know you are with,dad,Joey and all your other family and friends. Keep watch over us. Love you soooo much mom!!!!!!!!!!!

Mona Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Lisa and Vickie, -
I was so sorry to hear ofyour mom'spassing. I have so many fond memories of being at your house as a child and then later years when your mom and Larry would come visit my dad. I remember pulling up in the driveway at my dad's (30 years ago)and seeing the three of them standing outside talking and your mom calling me "Harvey".
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kindest Regards, Elaine Jones (Harvey)

Elaine Jones Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM