Margaret Lee Ruth, 82

December 15, 2010
  • Margaret Lee Ruth
Margaret Lee Ruth

JUNE 29, 1928-DEC. 14, 2010

CLEAR SPRING — Margaret Lee Ruth, 82, of 15542 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 29, 1928 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Stewart Slifer and Irene Hazel Keselring Amsley.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was employed with McCrory’s, Newberry's, and S.S. Kresge's, and was manager of Long Meadow Cinemas and district manager for Hoyt's Theatre.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lewis J. Ruth; two daughters, Pamela L. Springer and husband Steve, of Hagerstown, and Beverly Henicle and husband Michael, of Waynesboro, Pa.; a son, Daniel Ruth, of Fairplay; grandchildren Meghan Ruth, Allison Ruth, Charity Holt, Corinne Nelson, Ashley Henicle, Jay Henicle, Katelynn Henicle and Adam Henicle; great-grandchildren Danelle Miller, Austin Miller and Technic Nelson; Slifer cousins Betty, Dorothy, Georgia and Virginia, of Chambersburg, Pa.; and her loving dog, Babe.


She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey L. Ruth, and a brother, Richard Slifer.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. Pastor Thom C. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery. There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown MD 21740, or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown MD 21742.

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