Ruth Evelyn Fika

Ruth Evelyn Fika

March 21, 1936 ~ May 09, 2024


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Ruth Evelyn Fika, age 88 of Vero Beach, FL died on May 9, 2024.

Ruth was born March 21,1936 in Carthage, MO to E. Samuel & Mamie Francis Riley. She was a graduate of Bethany Nazarene College in Bathany, OK and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.

She moved to Vero Beach from Moline, IL in 1965. Ruth taught first grade, for 32 years, at Rosewood Magnet School and finally retired in 2002. She was a proud and devout member of Pathway Church and served on the Communion Team for many years. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority and Florida Retired Educators Rosewood Breakfast Club.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Jakubowski (Dale), Kathy Lowery, and Angela McGraw (Timm). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jordan Jakubowski, Emily Lowery Bennis, Samuel McGraw, and Nicholas McGraw.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Bud Riley.

A private service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA, 445 24th Street, Suite 300, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or to the Indian River Education Fund, 6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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DeeDee MacWilliam Perkins - Family Friend

July 12, 2024, 1:10 pm

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs.Fika. I have fond memories of sharing good times in the Fika household with Brenda, Kathy and Angie. Mrs. Fika welcomed me as if I was a member of the family and patiently put up with our shenanigans. Mrs.Fika was a true lady and she will be sorely missed.

Gail Stadnick - friend

July 13, 2024, 3:22 pm

I was blessed to teach alongside Ruth for many years at Rosewood. She was kind, caring, and calm, radiating grace in her interactions with everyone, and lighting up whenever she spoke of her beautiful family. She will be remembered with much love.

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