Ruth Mae Ausherman, 88

December 17, 2009

OCT. 9, 1921-DEC. 15, 2009

Ruth Mae Ausherman, 88, of 19925 Trengail Road, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Oct. 9, 1921, in Pikeside, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Theo Hilbert Fuss Sr. and Bessie Lena Kilmer Fuss.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan L. Ausherman.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She retired from Pangborn Corp. in 1981 after 36 years of service.

She was a member of AARP, Quarter Century Club at Pangborn, Fraternal Order of Eagles 684 Auxiliary, AMVETS Post 10 Auxiliary, American Legion Post 211 Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post 1936 Auxiliary, Associate member of U.A.W.-C.I.O. 842, and a life member of North American Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She is survived by a son, John David Ausherman of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Deborah S. Thomas, David M. Ausherman and Michelle R. Daley; and six great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by five sisters, three brothers and a great-grandson.

Private graveside services will be at Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., on Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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