Ruth D. Massenburg

REEDSVILLE – Ruth D. Massenburg, 84, of Lewistown, went home to be with the Lord at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Elmcroft, of Reedsville.

Born Nov. 30, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Harriet (Barger) Duncan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Massenburg, on June 14, 1983, and a sister, Margaret Jeffcoat.

Ruth is survived by: her children, Ruth St. John and companion, Ron Smith, of Mechanicsburg, Robert M. Massenburg and fiancee, Linda McElhoes, of Huntingdon, Virginia A. Bogdan, and husband, Jeff, of North Huntingdon; her sister, Joanne Duncan, of McKeesport; her brother, John Duncan of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Larry Jeffcoat, of Irwin; sisters-in-law, Diane Massenburg, of West Mifflin, and Lynn Bowen, of Huntington, W.Va.; grandson, Richard Newmann and wife, Shannon; and great-grandchildren, Madison and Ricky Newmann.

She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a master’s degree in nursing.

Ruth was employed as a registered nurse at the Lewistown Hospital from 1983 to 1995.

She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading and playing bridge.

Her family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

A visitation will also be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, at the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, Greenock Buena Vista Road, McKeesport, with a Committal Service immediately after at Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.

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