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April 7, 2014

Ruth H. Meiser, 92, McAlisterville

— McALISTERVILLE — Ruth H. Meiser, 92, of McAlisterville, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

She was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, a daughter of the late Samuel G. and Sallie (Snyder) Hepner. On June 1, 1941, she married Ralph E. Meiser, with whom she shared more than 53 years of marriage before his death on Nov. 4, 1994.

Ruth was a homemaker who also was employed as a cook at East Juniata High School, Mary Coldren Personal Care and later the Zendt Nursing Home. She also assisted her husband, Ralph, with running Meiser Lumber Co. and made pies for many area restaurants.

She was an active member of Brown’s United Methodist Church, McAlisterville, where she served on the missions committee and the pastor-parish relations committee, taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir.

Ruth enjoyed many things, such as baking, making afghans and quilts, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. She had a special ability to befriend people and open her home with hospitality to many people.

She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, R. Terry and Jennie Meiser, of Mifflin, Dennis R. and Mary Lou Meiser, of McAlisterville, Douglas E. and Michele Meiser, of Mifflintown, and Michael A. and Lisa Meiser, of St. Augustine, Fla.; three siblings, Kenneth E. Hepner, of McAlisterville, Mary F. Wert, of Manheim, and Ferne O. Hepner, of Belleville; 12 grandchildren, Andrew Meiser, Christy Edwards, Matthew Meiser, Rebekah Morgan, Leslie Leidig, Kathy Stroup, Nathan Meiser, Malia Asthappan, Kiersta Meiser, Katie Meiser, Kari Meiser and Alayna Meiser; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Gladys Hepner, Esther Varner, Samuel C. Hepner, Marlin Hepner, Clarence Hepner, Donald “Jim” Hepner and Richard L. Hepner.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8, at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Brown’s United Methodist Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Candace Arnold and her grandson, Pastor Andrew Meiser, officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Brown’s United Methodist Church, c/o Mission Fund, 33401 Route 35 North, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.

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