Lois M. Rutt

January 8, 1932 - November 14, 2021
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Lois M. Rutt, 89, of Wernersville, formerly of Sinking Spring, passed away November 14, 2021, at 10:50 AM in the Reading Hospital after a lengthy battle with dementia.

Lois was the rock of her family. She was the wife of the late Earl M. Rutt with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Earl passed away February 27, 2020.

Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late Ralph C. and Marie (Cox) Neidig.

A 1949 graduate of Reading High School, she went on to study at the Reading Hospital School of Nursing from 1949-1952. Lois worked as an LPN at the former Wyomissing Lodge, as well as at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center. She also worked at the Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home as well as being an LPN and office manager for Dr. Patricia A. Innis, M.D. until she retired in December of 1993. She also spent 13 years working for Dale Putt Auction Services.

She was a former Sunday School Teacher and member of the choir at Windsor Street Methodist Church at Front & Windsor Streets in Reading. Lois was also a member of the Women’s Society and the Official Board at Windsor Street for many years. She was a current member of West Lawn United Methodist Church.

She was a past president of the Charles S. Foos P.T.A. and a member of the Shillington Women’s Club Garden Division for many years. Both she and her husband Earl were members of the Berks County Historical Society. Lois and her best friend (Dolly Bonetti) led many functions in the neighborhood, you never saw one without the other.

She is survived by her sons – David Earl Rutt husband of Norma Rutt, Muhlenberg Twp., Donald A. Rutt husband of Cynthia Rutt, Sinking Spring, Mark E. Rutt husband of Karen Rutt, Spring Twp, her 6 grandchildren – Chad (Shelby) Rutt, Travis (Abby Rose) Rutt, Bradley James Rutt, Tyler Rutt, Michael (Katherine) Rutt, Matthew (Kayla) Rutt, her 7 great grandchildren – Lilly, Riley, Chase, Emma Rose, Liam, Michael, Jr. and Kealey. She is also survived by her brothers – Jim Neidig husband of Billie Neidig and Ralph Neidig, Jr. husband of Robin Neidig.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Barbara Hafer.

A Celebration of Lois’ Life will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Raffauf will officiate. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment at 2:30 PM in Center Church Union Cemetery, East Earl, PA. In lieu of flowers, please remember Lois by making a contribution to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Raffauf will officiate

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 2:30 pm

Center Church Union Cemetery


599 Reading Road
East Earl, PA 17519

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Donation Information

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508


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Born: January 8, 1932
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Nancy L. Armstrong posted on 11/23/21

Lois was was my dear friend and cousin. During my childhood we would always spend Christmas in Reading with the Neidig family. As we cousins grew older, Lois was the one to stay in touch with all of the cousins and would tells us how everyone was doing. This kept us connected and was such a gift from her to all of us. I loved touring the Amish countryside with Lois and Earl. Earl knew all the stories and would entertain us for hours. The world does not seem the same now without being able to call and laugh with Lois. Our hearts are sad. I believe that there are two more beautiful stars in heaven tonight and they shine brightly together. My brother, Larry Weinerth, and I send our condolences to their beautiful family and all the many friends whose lives they touched. Love and Blessings to all, Nancy and Neal Armstrong and Larry Weinerth


Gerry James Postetter posted on 11/19/21

Such good memories of Lois as well as the whole Neidig family from our years at Windsor Street UM Church. We had a great youth group. Lois is at peace. My prayers are with you .


Chris Forrer posted on 11/18/21

Lois was my second mom most of my life. I could go to her and talk about anything. She and my mom were best friends. The two of them were lovingly called Lucy and Ethel. Where you would find one the other was never far behind. Now they are together again. My love to Dave, Don, and Mark and extended families. ❤️🙏


Valerie Zellers posted on 11/18/21

Lois was a second mom to my siblings & me. We did everything together as families. We share so many memories. Always in my ❤️