Ruth M. Walker, 84

MARCH 26, 1928-FEB. 13, 2013

February 14, 2013

Ruth M. Walker, 84, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 26, 1928, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Florence V. Keadle Clark.

Ruth attended Mercersburg Public School, and graduated with high honors from Mercersburg High School in May 1946, and was valedictorian of her high school class. She attended Hagerstown Business School from September 1946 through September 1947, and graduated with honors.

She worked part time as a telephone operator in Mercersburg from 1944 to 1946. After graduating from business school, she was employed as a payroll/typing clerk at Lowengart & Co. in Mercersburg from 1947 to 1948. She then went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot and worked there from 1948 to 1982, with the last 23 years as a personal security specialist. Throughout her 30-plus years at Letterkenny, Ruth received numerous awards and commendations for her professionalism and dedication to the depot.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Chambersburg. She was also a member of National AARP and NARFF, and past district deputy president in Franklin County for Rebecca Lodge.

Ruth enjoyed collecting teddy bears, playing cards, word games, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, playing games and listening to music on her computer. She also enjoyed researching and studying celebrities, as she found it fascinating. She liked writing limericks and verses for cards for friends and family.

Her husband, Paul A. Walker, whom she married May 2, 1948, died March 1, 1988.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia Weaver of Hagerstown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, with Pastor Raymond R. Martin officiating. Burial will be at Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

A viewing will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chambersburg Meals on Wheels, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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