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Emma “Ruth” Patterson Courts

July 28, 1934 – may 5, 2024

Emma “Ruth” Patterson Courts

Paul Young Funeral Home is assisting the Family

Obituary via Paul Young Funeral Home

Emma “Ruth” Patterson Courts, Beloved and faithful wife of The Rev. Glenn L Courts for 70 years.  Devoted mother of Jennie (Dale) Pepoon and Joni (John) Berry.  Cherished grandmother of Joshua Pepoon and Joel Berry.  Dear sister-in-law of Wayne Brown.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews (and their families).  Preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Myrtle Patterson; her siblings Amos Patterson, David Patterson and Carol Brown; and her sister-in-law Eunice Courts.  Ruth served faithfully as a pastor’s wife throughout her husband’s career within The Kentucky United Methodist Conference.  She earned her Master’s in Education and found delight in her career as an elementary educator, with a deep love and concern for all the children she served.  She attended the Sharonville United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 11:30 AM until time of the Funeral Service at 1:30 PM at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, OH  45231.  Interment to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations can be made to Sharonville UMC Children’s Ministries, 3751 Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH  45241. Online condolences can be made at www.paulyoungfuneralhome.com.  Paul R. Young Funeral Home (Mt. Healthy) assisting the family.



Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 11:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Paul Young Funeral Home

7345 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231


Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 1:30 PM

Paul Young Funeral Home

7345 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231


Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 2:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

“my heart felt condolences and love to her two daughters. Jenney and Joni. for their loss. I knew The lady I called Ruth. I met her 1964. I admired her for her Faith and the love she had for her husband, Glenn. add her two daughters And her grandchildren. and the rest of her family and friends. She was inspiration to me. all the jokes and the stories and the songs And my private thoughts And burdens I had shared with her I will take them with me. I looked up at her, just like another mother. rest in peace, Ruth. Till we meet again.😪💔”

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