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April 15, 2014

Marguarite J. Ruth, 94, Montoursville

— MONTOURSVILLE — Marguarite J. (Johnson) Ruth, 94, of Montoursville, formerly of Milton, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville where she had resided for many years.

She was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Milton, a daughter of the late Parson B. and M. Elvena (Neuhard) Johnson. On March 20, 1942, Marguarite married Elmer W. Ruth and they celebrated 52 years of marriage together until his death on Oct. 9, 1994.

She was a graduate of Milton High School Class of 1937 and went on to take classes from Pennsylvania Banking School.  

Marguarite worked for and retired from Commonwealth Bank and Trust, formerly the First National Bank of Milton where she served as assistant vice president and trust officer.

Marguarite was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Milton, where she served in many capacities over the years. She served the Milton community in many ways by serving on the Library Committee, the Harvest Festival Committee, Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Club. She also served as Worthy Matron of Chapter 77 of the Order of the Eastern Star from 1976-1977.  

She enjoyed reading, knitting, cross stitch, camping and was an avid card player.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald E. and Yolanda Ruth, of Montoursville and James S. and M. Aleath Ruth, of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Ashley Ruth, of Birmingham and Megan Ruth and Jade Badger, of Williamsport; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kaeden Badger; one brother, Leon Johnson, of Erie; one sister and brother-in-law, Joan B. and Jay Trate, of Bloomsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles N. Johnson; and two sisters-in-law, Jean Johnson and Mary Lou Johnson.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, followed by an Eastern Star service conducted by the Lewisburg Eastern Star Chapter 394. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. with Pastor Patricia Pittsnogle officiating.  

Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Milton.

The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to Hope Enterprises-Reaching Beyond Limits; c/o Children’s Developmental Center, 625 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, PA 17847.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton.

Send online condolences at BestLifeTributes.com.

 

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