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John Rue

July 29, 1935 — February 15, 2021

John A. Rue, 85, of Covington, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021, at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy. He was born July 29, 1935, in Miami County, to the late William Henry Rue and Dorothea (Overla) Rue Shellenberg. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Waldo Shellenberg. He married Pamela (Davis) Rue on July 29, 2019; she passed away on February 21, 2021.

John is survived by his son, Shawn Rue of Greenville; his daughter, Johnetta (Jeremy) McCormick of Indiana; 11 grandchildren, Shayla Rue, Ashley Backer, Christopher Rue, Jeremy (Jona) Rue, Nicholas Neal, Zachary Rue, Maridian Rodriguez, Zahara Rodriguez, Felicity Rodriguez, Katrina Rodriguez, and Lila McCormack; his sisters, Marjorie Leichty, Sandra Jean Mee, Sharon Centlivet, Mary Fugate, Janet Hall, and Bonita Doran; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons, Kevin and Vaughn Rue; his granddaughter, Shawna Rue; and his grandsons, Dylan Rodriguez and infant Joshua Henry Rue.

Private services are being provided to his family through Moore Funeral Home, Covington. Private burial will be alongside his father and son in Brock Cemetery in Darke County. Online condolences may be left for the Rue family at

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