Betty K. Ruth

February 1, 1924 - April 5, 2021
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Obituary

Betty K. Ruth, 97, of Shillington, passed away April 5, 2021 at 7:50 AM in the Reading Hospital where she was a patient.

She was the wife of the late Earl Robert “Bob” Ruth who passed away July 4, 1999. They celebrated 55 years of marriage prior to his passing. Born in Shillington, she was a daughter of the late Elwood E. and Stella M. (Hoffert) Coldren.

Betty was a 1942 graduate of Shillington High School, a 1945 graduate of Reading Hospital School of Nursing, a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shillington, past president of Shillington Women’s Club, past treasurer of Berks County Federation of Women’s Club, former choir director of the Junior and Cherub choir at Immanuel UCC, former Den Mother, Women’s Auxiliary of Keystone Fire Company, and was a member of International Association of Rebekah Assemblies.

She delivered Meals on Wheels for 20 years, played bridge, enjoyed trips to Canada, hunting camp, arts & crafts, family trips, family reunions, trips to the shore, and was known for her over the top Christmas decorations in her home.

She is survived by her sons – Michael L .husband of Ruth E. Ruth, Brecknock Twp., Timothy L. husband of Lorraine Ruth, Harbeson, DE. Her sister – Nancy J. Hoover, Exeter Twp., her brothers – Douglass husband of LaRue Coldren, Shillington, Bruce Coldren, Poland, OH, her grandchildren – Michael R. husband of Vicki Ruth, Matthew R. husband of Monique Ruth, Victoria wife of Walter Woolman, Amanda wife of Beau Marr, Meredith wife of Rocky Lecates, 12 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews

Celebration of Life service from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12 Noon. Rev. David L. Roper will officiate. Services will be webcast at www.kleefuneralhome.com by going on the Betty Ruth obituary and clicking the webcast tab.  Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington. Visitation on Friday from 11:00 AM to 12 Noon. Flowers are welcome or contributions in Betty’s memory to Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty St., Shillington, PA 19607. The family would like to thank the staff at Mifflin Court for their continued care for Betty over the past 4 years. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Reverend David Roper will officiate


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Fairview Cemetery

Address:

New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Donation Information

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Phone: 16107799787

30 Liberty Street
Shillington, PA 19607

 

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Born: February 1, 1924
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Myrtle Council posted on 4/11/21

Our regrets from the SHS Reunion Committee Also from the Federation of Women's Clubs. She was always a reliable officer and member. Have many remembrances of her laughs and good humor. It was a fun time for us all.

 

Myrtle Council posted on 4/11/21

I'll make no more phone calls on Feb 1 Nor any more visits to gab. We. Had so many mutual memories. Will miss her! My condolences to Tim. and Mike and their families.

 

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