Ruth I. Allen, 84

August 14, 2009

OCT. 17, 1924-AUG. 11, 2009

BOONSBORO -- Ruth Irene (Moser) Allen, 84, of King Road in Boonsboro, Md., died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her son's home in Williamsport.

Born in Boonsboro on Oct. 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Lela (Biser) Moser.

Ruth's husband, Dave, died on June 26, 2009.

Mrs. Allen worked most of her life as a farmer on her family's farm. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, she was employed at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie R. and her husband Charlie Beall of Williamsport; her son, Ronald E. Cline of Williamsport; one brother, Elbert (Buzz) Moser and his wife Marlene of Boonsboro; one grandson, Dustin E. Howe of Williamsport; one granddaughter, Rhonda J. and her husband Donald Schildtknecht of Clear Spring, Md.;  three great-grandchildren, Tara Mills, Donnie Schildtknecht and Brady Eugene Howe; and several nieces and nephews. Ruth is also survived by her close longtime friend Juanita Beall. The family would like to give a special thank you to Robin Shirley, who helped Ruth a great deal during her final days. 


In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Carrie Moser; and her brother, Edwin Moser.

Private interment services are planned for both Ruth and her husband at Samples Manor Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Md.

The family is requesting that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro. 

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