On February 27, 2003, ROSE MILLA, age 95, beloved daughter of the late John and Rose Ruthke; devoted sister of Elsie Valerio and the late Bertha Sisselberger, Frieda Dollard, Emma Benner, and John Ruthke, Jr. She leaves her sister-in-law Evelyn Ruthke. Loving aunt of John (Pat) and wife Sharon Ruthke, Fred Ruthke, Jim Dollard, Betty Schulz, Rosemary and Vincent Valerio; great-aunt to John and wife Debbie, Rob, Wayne and Megan Ruthke, Sandy and husband Tony Johnson, Eric and Amy Schulz and Kelly Taylor; great-great-aunt of April and Matthew Ruthke, Nicole, Jessica and Luke Johnson. Missed by her dog Sam. Rose graduated Western High School then worked for her father's New System Bakery. She spent more than 25 years volunteering for Meals on Wheels, the old Lutheran Hospital and First English Lutheran Church, where she had been a member for over 65 years. Friends may call at the JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Boulevard (Beltway exit 29B), on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be held in the First English Lutheran Church, Thursday, 10:30 A.M. Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery. In honor of Rose, her family requests that you perform an act of kindness, especially for a shut-in. Contributions may be made in her memory to First English Lutheran Church, N. Charles and 39th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
THE BALTIMORE SUN