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Ruth B. (Blackhurst) McCutcheon, 84

July 20, 2010

NOV. 23, 1925-JULY 18, 2010

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Ruth B. (Blackhurst) McCutcheon, age 84, of 13391 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, Pa., died at 8:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2010, in ManorCare Health Services Chambersburg, Pa., where she had been a resident since April.

Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Cass, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Allen J. and Bessie (Kee) Blackhurst.

Ruth was a school teacher in a one-room school in Spruce, W.Va., employed in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Speaker Of The House Sam Rayburn, worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Idaho Falls, Idaho, worked in the U.S. Department of the Navy and was a homemaker.

She attended West Virginia University and Strayer College in Washington, D.C.

Ruth was a member of the Eastern Star in Cass, W.Va., served as a leader in Jobs Daughters and Girl Scouts, was a former member of the Greencastle-Antrim Lioness Club, a member of the Upton Homemakers and attended the Calvary Bible Church of Greencastle. She enjoyed being with her family, oil painting, doing arts and crafts and collecting books.


She and her husband, Robert D. McCutcheon, were married Oct. 10, 1947 in Cass, W.Va.

Surviving family in addition to her husband are one daughter Suzanne (wife of Don) Ney, Mount Vernon, Wash.; son Robert D. (husband of Debra) McCutcheon II, Frederick, Md.; and eight grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel M. McCutcheon, on Aug. 3, 2002, and by three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 22 at 11 a.m. from the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa., with Pastor Richard Overcash officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Arbovale Cemetery in Arbovale, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her name to the charity of one's choice.

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