Ruth A. (Thomas) Moist

McCLURE – The soul of Ruth A. (Thomas) Moist, 77, of McClure, was reunited with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center.

Ruth was born on March 29, 1936, she was a daughter of the late John and Mae Thomas, of Beaver Springs. Ruth is survived by her husband, Thaddeus R. Moist.

She is also survived by: her daughter, Clayla J. (Kline) Baker, husband Robert; and their two children, Christopher and Vanessa; and her son, Sheldon L. Romig Jr. and wife, Cindy; and their two children, Skylar and Tristin.

Ruth is survived by siblings, Beatrice Thomas, of Beaver Springs, John R. and Albert Thomas, of McClure, Kathryn Saylor, of Beavertown, Martha Thomas, of Carlisle, and Marvin Thomas, of Reading.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Russell Thomas, and a sister, Bertha Goss.

Ruth worked at a number of sewing factories over the years and most recently at Asher’s Chocolates (formerly Goss Candies) in Lewistown, where she retired from in 2001. Following retirement, Ruth enjoyed time taking care of her lawn as well as working in her flower and vegetable gardens.

When inclement weather kept her from these joys, she could be found inside making quilts or crocheting prayer shawls and making baked goods for folks in need.

Ruth’s request will be honored by her family when they host a “victory celebration” on Saturday, June 22, 2013. This celebration will be held 10 a.m. at Beavertown God’s Missionary Church with a brief time of visitation beginning at 9 a.m.

Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.

Although she loved flowers of all kinds, it was Ruth’s desire that, in lieu of sending flowers, monetary donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( or (888) 557-7177), American Heart Association ( or (800) 242-8721), or Hershey Medical Center ( or 531-8497).