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Ruth G. Thomas

August 18, 1928 ~ June 2, 2021 (age 92)


Ruth G. Thomas, 92, of Dewart, died Tuesday, June 2, 2021 at her home.

Born August 18, 1928 in Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Simon Luke and Lillian Irene (Gray) Auker.  On January 17, 1948 she married Richard D. Thomas, Sr., who preceded her in death April 28, 2002.  Together they celebrated 54 years of marriage.

Ruth was 1947 graduate of Watsontown High School. She worked at a variety of local jobs, including the Dewart livestock auction, JC Penny’s, Williamsport, drove school bus and Thomas General Store, Montgomery.

She was member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Dewart.

Ruth volunteered with the Red Cross for 25years.

She was well known for baking her excellent pies and cakes, even selling them to local restaurants. Ruth loved to crochet and was an avid reader.

Surviving are her children, Richard D. Thomas, Jr., of Montgomery, Susan Thomas, of Watsontown and Timothy Thomas, of Allenwood; one sister, Vera Young, of Watsontown; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy and Virginia Albertson; one brother, Wilbur Auker and one granddaughter, Heather Hockenbrock.

Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory be made to the Montgomery Public Library, 1 S. Main St. Montgomery, PA 17752.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble Funeral Home & Crematory, 308 Main St. Watsontown.

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Private Interment

Uniontown Cemetery

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