Ruth W. Gough

  • Born: November 25, 1925
  • Died: January 18, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family


Ruth W. Gough, 95, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. She was born November 25, 1925 in Daviess Co. to the late Clarence E. and Mary Ida Thompson Welsh. Ruth was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton D. Gough on January 5, 2009.

Ruth is survived by her children, Rev. Ernest Eugene Gough and wife Linda of Nashville, Tennessee, Carolyn Webb of Mooresville, N.C., and Marilyn McMillan of Xenia, Ohio, six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The funeral service with limited attendance for Mrs. Gough will be Friday, January 22, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM Friday at the funeral home.

The number of those attending shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and shall enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckenridge Street side of the building.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice.org, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or to Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com and at www.kudoboard.com/boards/qwr9rf39/ruthwgough .


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Ruth was a very kind and gentle speaking lady. I had a lot of nice and memorable times with her family, Ernie, Carolyn and Marilyn. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by Gary Estes - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 28, 2021

A wonderful lady! Always remembering her smiling. Find memories of visits with all of the family. Our grandmother and yours were great friends. Awarded Master Farm Homemaker at the same time. Blessed to have known Ruth and all the family. Much love!!

Posted by Sandra Miller Roberts - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 22, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Gough Family. Grammie was a sweet, warm and welcoming lady. I have fond memories of looking through cookbooks with her, working on crafts with her and admiring all the flowers she had around the farmhouse. What a blessing to have had her for 95 years but she will be missed by so many. With deepest sympathy, Heather Berry Boyce aka the other Heather

Posted by Heather Boyce - Hendersonville, TN - Family Friend   January 22, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Gene and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember Ruth so well from Traveler's Rest where we spend our winters. My wife and I first met Ruth and her son Gene and wife Linda there about 10 years ago. Ruth and I would sit outside on sunny days and talk about so many subjects, but her favorite stories were about her son Eugene. She was so proud of him and loved to tell me little stories about him and his time growing up on their farm. She would also rave about Linda and what a good cook she was. She also liked to spend time making a special dish cloth. She would ask my wife and I which color we would like to have. They are a very cherished gift that we use every day. I know she is now in Heaven looking down on all of us with that beautiful smile. May God Bless all of you.

Posted by Richard Fischer - Crestwood, KY - Family Friend   January 22, 2021

My sincere sympathy to all of you and family on the loss of your Mother. She was the last of our parents generation from the Central Presbyterian church group.

Posted by Nelda Nelson - Phoenix, AZ - Family Friend   January 22, 2021

Marilyn, Carolyn and Eugene, I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She was so nice to me the time I came to visit at your house. I know you will miss her greatly. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Ann Johnson Ambrose - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

Ms. Gough was such a beautiful, kind woman. Her smile lit up the room. I'm praying peace for Bro. Gene, Linda, Heather, and Chris.

Posted by Cheryl Piper - Nashville, TN - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Sorry to hear.

Posted by Ron Collier - OWENSBORO, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

Ruth was a ray of sunshine brightening the world and she will be missed by our church family at Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church. My prayers are with her family.

Posted by Dorothy OFlynn - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

So sorry. We have such wonderful memories of your parents and you all. She will be missed by so many!

Posted by Francy Miller - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

I am so sorry about Ruth. She was such a nice, warm, sweet lady. I have some wonderful memories of visiting with you all. Great cook. Always made people feel welcome into her home. With Love, Joan Vidmer

Posted by Joan Vidmer - Murray, KY - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Eugene and Linda, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mrs Gough was a wonderful neighbor and person to be around, we are going to miss her. We loved her and felt as if she was part of our family. I know she is happy now in Heaven with the love of her life, Mr. Gough. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Love Bill and Sissy

Posted by Sissy Lyninger - owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Aunt Ruth was such a kind woman. I have such fond memories of our visits to the old house and how proud she was of her children and grandchildren and greats! I remember her laugh and her smile especially. When I adopted my son Zachary, we would visit and Uncle Bud gave Zachary his Harmonica. He played it all the time....just wished he would play it again for old time sake! I'll miss you greatly, Aunt Ruth.

Posted by Keith Jason Gough - Owensboro, KY - Family   January 20, 2021


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