Ruth (Fries) Lahnig, 81

May 18, 2010
  • Ruth (Fries) Lahnig, 81

AUG. 27, 1928-MAY 16, 2010

Ruth (Fries) Lahnig, 81, of Hagerstown, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1928, in Heidelberg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Martha (Eifler) Fries.

She retired as a presser at Ross Garment in Hagerstown after 30 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Toni F. Lahnig, who died in 2004.

Ruth is survived by her loving daughter, Annette G. Yeakle, and husband, Duane, of State Line, Pa.; a loving granddaughter, Katie Yeakle, and fianc, Jeremy Ross; a brother, Heinz Fries of Heidelberg; and her devoted cat, Marbles.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Willi and Richard Fries; and two sisters, Eugenie Fries and Ursula Whittman.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Chaplain Ginger Church officiating.


Friends will be received one hour before the service at the grave site.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to Community Rescue Service, 110 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Williamsport Fire and EMS Co., 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.

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