Ruth G. Sites

July 20, 2011
  • Sites

JUNE 8, 1913-JULY 19, 2011

Ruth Gordon Hollis Mesner Sites died July 19, 2011, at the Village of Robinwood, Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 8, 1913, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Gilbert T. and Jane E. Gordon Hollis.

She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and Shepherd College.  She taught in Berkeley and Morgan county schools.

She married Owen J. Mesner on April 10, 1941. They were married for 28 years, until his death in 1969, and had two daughters, Jane Ruth and Mary Jo.

She married Thomas H. Sites, of Petersburg, W.Va., in 1974. They were married for nine years, until his death in 1983.

She was an elementary school teacher, music teacher and homemaker.  She loved the piano and organ, and shared her talents in the church and with many students who took private lessons from her.  

She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her daughters, Jane R. Clipp and husband, Albert L. Clipp, of Martinsburg, and Mary Saum, of Hagerstown; grandchildren, James T. Clipp and wife, Lisa, and Holly N. Clipp; great-grandchildren, Celia Rose Clipp and Jackson T. Montgomery; brother-in-law, Jack H. Mesner and wife, Pat; sister-in-law, Helen Mesner Crabbe; nephew, Steven H. Mesner and wife, Luvie, as well as a great-niece, two great-nephews and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. The  burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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