Ruth A. Keim

February 4, 1921 - January 4, 2020
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Ruth A. (Roland) Wails Keim, of Shillington passed away on January 4, 2020 at Berks Heim.  Born on February 4, 1921, she was the daughter of William H. Roland and Laura M. Steffey.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Wails, her second husband John Keim, her sister Jenny M. Roland, and brothers Daniel J. Roland, Robert E. Roland, William H. Roland, and Russel Roland.  Ruth was a member of the Shillington H.S. class of 1938.  She worked at the Shillington Parachute Factory during WWII, and as a floor lady for 17 years at Hornberger’s Mohnton Knitting Mill Factory.  She was then a bench hand for 20 years at Western Electric & later AT&T, retiring in 1984.  Ruth was a long-time member of Immanuel U.C.C. Church.  She was a member of the AT&T “Golden Girls’ Telephone Pioneers of America.  She volunteered at both Community General and Reading Hospitals for 20 years.  Ruth is survived by her son, J. Barry B. Wails, husband of Georgia L. Wails of Leesport, Marilyn J. Hatt, wife of Douglas M. Hatt of Mohnton, four grandchildren, Heather (Hatt) Graham, wife of Charles Graham of Ardmore, OK, Scott A. Wails, husband of Lourdes Ligia Mercado de Wails of Leesport, Heidi (Hatt) Fulcher, wife of Dr. Gregory Fulcher of Chapin, SC, and Christopher J. Wails, spouse of Sean P. Castelblanco of Vallejo, CA, nine great grandchildren, Charles Weston, William, Walter, Hannah and Hailey Graham, Jonathan and Samantha Wails, and Brice and Brianne Fulcher as well as many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her longtime partner of 54 years, Raymond P. Moyer of Shillington.  A Graveside Service will be held at Fairview Cemetery of Shillington on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Rev. Megan Huesgen will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro PA  19508. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Fairview Cemetery

Address:

New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Graveside Service


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Fairview Cemetery

Address:

New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

| Map

A Graveside service will be officiated by Rev. Megan Huesgen


 

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Born: February 4, 1921
Died: January 4, 2020

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Janice Hudzik posted on 1/15/20

We loved aunt Ruth. Haven’t seen her in years but she was in our thoughts often. What a great lady. The way she reached out to know Chloe was remarkable. Anyone who knew her knew what a fireball she was. Always in motion. Chloe remembers her presence but not her face. If you have a picture please share. Love you aunt Ruth

 

Judy Olson posted on 1/12/20

To Ruth's Family, A super lovely and friendly lady who at one time was part of the "back pew" at Immanuel UCC. Say hello to another past friend, Norita.

 

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