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Hester Rudibaugh

December 6, 2011
Morning Journal News

EAST LIVERPOOL - Mrs. Hester Bryan Rudibaugh, 91, of East Liverpool, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8:10 p.m. at the Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls following a lengthy illness.

Born in Chester, West Virginia, October 29, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Drusie Cowan Bryan. A lifetime resident of this area, she was raised in Chester, graduated from David Anderson High School in Lisbon and for many years made her home in the Shadyside neighborhood of East Liverpool. She also had lived in Elkrun Township for over 10 years where she and her family worked on their farm.

Along with her husband, she owned and operated Wellsville Feed and Supply Store for many years as well as other area businesses including Friendly Bowling Alley and Lake Marwin.

She was a devoted wife to her husband, Dale Rudibaugh, Sr., who died March 21, 1990. The couple married April 9, 1938.

She will be missed by her loving family; a daughter, Nancy Anderson and her husband, Marvin, of Cuyahoga Falls, and two sons, Dale Rudibaugh, Jr. and his wife, Sally, of East Liverpool and Jerry Rudibaugh and his wife, Melinda, of Gilbert, Arizona, along with two brothers, William Bryan and his wife, Bonnie, and Robert Bryan, all of Salem. A daughter-in-law survives as well, Jane Rudibaugh of East Liverpool.

There are 9 grandchildren Terry Rudibaugh, Larry Rudibaugh, Rande Rudibaugh, Anita Starkey, Peggy Popejoy, Linda Barnhouse, Mike Anderson, Amy Duffy and Evan Rudibaugh; 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jack Rudibaugh, a granddaughter Kathy Cogar, a grandson Jackie Rudibaugh, two sisters, Kathryn Smith and Ethel Dennis and a brother Homer Bryan.

Friends may visit Tuesday at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 4 to 8 p.m. Pastor Terry Weyand will conduct a funeral service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Following the service, friends and family will gather for fellowship at the Dawson Family Center.

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