Thursday, September 18, 2008

Totally not an obit cliché

The paid death notice for Ruth E. Rencevicz, which was printed in the Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal Sept. 10, 2008, begins with:

Ruth E. Rencevicz, born Ruth Elizabeth Sechrist on August 28, 1927, passed away on September 7, 2008 due to complications resulting from her children making her old before her time.

Among her survivors: an illegitimate child conceived when the circus was in town named Greg "The Donkey" King.

She had an interesting work history:

Ruth also served her country as a covert spy for the Central Intelligence Agency, where during the Cold War she was largely responsible for the breakup of the Soviet Union near the end of the 20th century. At least, that's the way she told it.

She helped mold young people:

Ruth was also very active as a volunteer with youth in her community in Tallmadge, Ohio, where she was known to selflessly give of her time by standing on her balcony yelling at kids for "playing that rap music" at all hours of the day and night. She also served as a mentor to young people by throwing rocks at teenagers dressed in loose baggy pants with their underwear exposed. She winged a couple of 'em pretty good, from what we understand.

But wait! There's more! You should read all of what the family wrote about her.

I haven't started reading the 46 pages of guest book comments yet.

1 comment:

femminismo said...

Thanks so much for passing this on. If my kids don't do something like this - I don't care what the ad costs; I'll give up the flowers - I'll come back and haunt them.
Jeanne L., Hillsboro Argus obit writer