Ruby Irish

Ruby M. Irish (Paris)

Thursday, November 13th, 1924 - Friday, June 28th, 2019
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Memorial services for Ruby M. (Paris) Irish, 94, of Mentor, will be at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor. The Rev. Beverly L. Wrobel and Rev. Barbara A. Holzhauser will officiate.

Mrs. Irish passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Born November 13, 1924 in Lawrence, KS, she lived in Mentor for the past 44 years.

She was a member of Mentor United Methodist Church, where she served as a confirmation guide and volunteered with the MOPS group as a mentoring mom. She was also very involved in the Northeast Ohio Emmaus Community. When her children were young, she taught Sunday school and held Bible school in her home for neighborhood children.

Mrs. Irish was employed as a customer information “A” clerk at Dominion East Ohio Gas Company. She retired in 1987 after 23 years of service.

Survivors are her daughter, Christina (Michael) Fournier of Mentor and son, Timothy Allee of Cleveland; step-son, James Irish of Conneaut; grandchildren, Michael (Nora) Markijohn of Grosse Pointe Park, MI; Nicholas (Amy) Markijohn of Painesville; Tanya (Adam) DiTomasso of Hope Valley, RI; Jimmy, John and Emily Irish, all of Conneaut; great grandchildren Sammy, Sadie, Zachary and Grant Markijohn, and Abigail DiTomasso. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Howard J. Irish, on May 23, 2013. Her parents, Charles Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Sumner) Paris; brothers, Cecil, Clifford and William Paris and sisters, Irene Brown and Adelia Zevnik are also deceased.

Ruby’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Starkey Place in Painesville and to her hospice care team for their incredible care, kindness and compassion.

The family will receive friends from 3-6:30 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby.

Private family interment will be held at Mentor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc., 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:30pm
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 3:00pm - 6:30pm
    Davis - Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH 44094
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 3:30pm
    Mentor United Methodist Church
    8600 Mentor Avenue
    Mentor, OH 44060
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    Rev. Beverly L. Wrobel
    Rev. Barbara Holzhauser


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Jon Yagoda

Posted at 02:45pm
Christina and Michael- my prayers and condolences to both of you. These become trying times but I know Ruby loved the Lord without bounds. He was always at her side in all Ruby did for people who knew her and loved her. Ruby always remembered Aquilla and both would share God's love to all. I believe a verse from Philippians 4:19 is most fitting for Ruby "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."
May you have peace in your heart as you travel this new journey in your lives.


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With caring thoughts, The Dobrowolski Family
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Posted at 12:26pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ruby was so loved by everyone. We will all miss her so much. With all of our love Starkey Place Family
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Sarah Taylor

Posted at 10:03am
My condolences to the Irish family. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Ruby. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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