Ruth Elizabeth CLOUGH

January 18, 1926 - April 14, 2002

01/18/1926 - 04/14/2002

Past Services

Wednesday April 17, 2002
11:00 am
Greenwood Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Wednesday April 17, 2002
11:00 am
Greenwood Cemetery Chapel
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

CLOUGH, Ruth Elizabeth Grandstaff, 76, of National Road, Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Wheeling, daughter of the late John R. and Lydia Vanaman Grandstaff. She was a records clerk from Family Service of the Upper Ohio Valley and a member of Stone Presbyterian Church, Elm Grove. In addition to her paretns, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Clough, Sr.; a daughter, Lisa Clough Vance; two brothers, Ross E. and John E. Grandstaff; four sisters, Sally Culver, Helen Grandstaff, Edith Kiger and Nancy Lacey. Surviving are two sons, William E. Clough, Jr. and his wife, Barbara, Gary T. Clough and his wife, Chris, all of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Kara Ice McKenzie, William E. Clough, III, Cylie Vance, Bert Clough and Caylana Vance. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend Chapel service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, in Greenwood Cemetery Chapel, with the Rev. Eric C. Powell officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Homestead Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Susan Keefer Bailey
8 years ago

Bill Really sorry to hear about your mother. My mother was in Wheeling Hospital the same time as your mother and also saw her when she was at Peterson. My prayers are with you. My whole family thinks the world of your entire family. We go back quite a ways. Take care and God be with you. Susan

Marilyn Levak
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about the passing away of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Barb Carroll
8 years ago

Dear Christine, Billy, Gary and spouses and expecially the grandchildren..We want to express our heartfelt sadness upon the loss of your Mother, Mother-in-law, and Grandmother,also our co-worker for many years. Ruth spoke of her

children and/or grandchildren on a daily basis..we shared many moments of friendship about each of you and yours. She was so proud of all of you, and knew her greatest fortune

was her

family. She always wanted the very best for you. Dhe delighted on your accomplishments especially the grandchildren We had long talks about Bill and often times, Lisa, whom she missed very dearly.Ruth touched the lives of many clients at Family Service with her warmth and compassion and she especially took to the adolecents and they to her. We have had pictures of Kara,Brent, Billy and Ciley posted on our wlls during various times. Ruth is now with some others she hasn’t seen for a long time and is not alone.

God Bless you all..

B L Edmundson, Linds Stullenbarger, Barb Carroll and Vic Cerra

Marcy Strome Beck
8 years ago

Gary Clough and Family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you. Marcy

Becky Murphy
8 years ago

I was so sad to hear of Ruth’s passing . . . I was glad I got to see her at Peterson Hospital in late November of 2001. She was a joy and a very funny woman to be around. I know that she’s at peace now and very happy with her husband Bill, daughter Lisa and her friend, Mary Dickman, who also passed on eight months ago. I met Ruth through Mary Dickman and was glad to know her. She was a very cool lady and decorated the hallway in Overlook Apartments A2with such class. I admired her and will miss her a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . . . I know that you will miss her too!!!

Gordon Thompson
8 years ago

To Christine, Bill, Gary, and all your family:

I am very sad to learn of the passing of your wonderful Mother. She was a great lady, who, along with your late father, raised a group of fine children, all of whom I have always held in the highest regard–and always will.

My deepest and most sincere sympathies go out to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers, praying that God will give you the strength to carry on through this time of grief, and always.

Most sincerely,


Mary Alice Yaquinta
8 years ago

To my dear friends, my prayers and thoughts are with you guys at this time of sorrow and I truly want to offer my sympathy, for I know how dear your mother was and I will truly miss her. I loved talking with her and I have very fond memories of her and your whole family. Please call me for anything and God Bless, With Love,

Your friend, Mary Alice Yaquinta

John & Betsy Grandstaff
8 years ago

We are sorry to learn of the death of Aunt Ruth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. She was a special lady.