Ruth E. Roth, 83, formerly of Wapwallopen, died August 16, 2016, at Providence Place, in Drums, where she had been a resident for the past several years.
She was born July 5, 1933, in Union Township, a daughter to the late Loren and Catherine (Fink) Search.
Ruth was a graduate of Newport High School in 1952. She sold Tupperware for 14 years. She also worked as a window clerk for the U. S. Postal Service for 29 and a half years before retiring.
Faith in her Lord and Savior and love of her family were most important to Ruth. She enjoyed reunions and any time the family would get together. Shopping, car rides, fairs, carnivals, church dinners, flowers and trips to Florida were also favorite pastimes. A loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend, Ruth will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Surviving Ruth are daughters, Judy Welliver and husband, Ted, of Hobbie, Peggy Lech, of Nescopeck, and Darlene Hildebrand and husband, Gene, of Hobbie; sons, Loren “Buck” Roth and wife, Patty, of Nescopeck, and Russell Roth and wife, Kathy, of Numidia; 12 grandchildren, Scottie Lech, Lee Spangler, Susie Powers, Kim Welliver, Amber Force, Andrew Roth, Miranda Costa, Shane Hildebrand and Nathan, Rachel, Justin and Caleb Roth; 14 great-grandchildren; step-brothers, Dale, Gene and Luther Rinehimer; and sister-in-law, Shirley Rinehimer.
As well as her parents, Ruth was preceded in death on Sept. 13, 2008, by her loving husband of 56 years, Clarence “Butch” Roth. Also preceding were five step-brothers, Donald, Marvin, Claude, Mark and Luke.
Ruth’s funeral service was held at the Kelchner-McMichael-Baker Funeral Home, Berwick.
Pastor Oliver Brown of St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie, served as the officiant at the service.
Memorial contributions be sent to St. James Lutheran Church, 827 E. County Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660.
For further information or to express condolences online, go to www.kelchnerfuneralhome.com.
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