Ruth, 90, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Ruth Lyons began her career as an aide at Henry Clay. Inspired by her daughter Susan’s special needs, she returned to school earning her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She taught at Churchill Park until she was 70 specializing in art. She was a loving and affirming person; helping children with special needs was her passion.
A former member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, she has been a member of Buechel Park Baptist Church for many years.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mintia Lyons; daughter, Susan Elizabeth Vogel; brother Ollie Lyons and sister, Mickey Myers.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Elmer Vogel; son, Peter Andrew Vogel (Lisa); daughter, Kathy Brooks (Michael); sister, Marjorie Ash; grandchildren, Benjamin Brooks (Jeanette) and Elizabeth Weitlauf and great-grandson, Mason Cohea.
Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Buechel Park Baptist Church, 2403 Hikes Ln. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.