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Ruthann E. Afek

January 28, 2014
The Herald-Star

AFEK, Ruthann E., 80, of Mingo Junction. died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Trinity West.

She was born July 26, 1933, in Mingo Junction. She is the daughter of the late John and Anna Hoyda Olexa, Ruthann is also preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Afek, four brothers, Robert, Thomas, James, and John B. Olexa, and one sister, Rosemary Olexa Schwamberger.

Ruthann was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School class of 1951.

Ruthann was a nurse for many years at the former Gill Memorial and St. John Hospitals, and was retired from Dr. Paul W. Ruksha's doctor's office.

Surviving are two daughters, Renee Afek of Mingo Junction, and Lisa (James) Garber of Bay Village, OH; one brother, John D. Olexa of Olean, MO., and one sister, Barbara Jean Olexa Duska of Mingo Junction; two grandchildren, Lillian and Julia Garber.

Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd. Steubenville. A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Fr. James Dunfee, celebrant. Entombment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Agnes Church.

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