Ruth L. Loht, 82, of McClure, passed away at 1:35 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2020, at her home.
Born Nov. 9, 1937, in Paintersville, she was a daughter of the late Clair G. and Verna I. (Leister) Laub.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James S. Laub.
Ruth is survived by: her husband, Fern M. Loht, whom she married Aug. 27, 1955; seven children, Teresa R. Miller and husband, Jeffrey C., of Newburg, Randy J. Loht and wife, Joann C., of McClure, Linda C. Bush and husband, Keith H., of Shippensburg, Ken K. Loht and wife, Tina M., Christa S. Shawver and companion, Rich E. Hockenberry, Dawna A. Loht, and Dana J. Renninger and husband, Matthew A., all of McClure; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Donald L. Laub and wife, Barbara K., of Reedsville, Sharon E. Callahan and husband, Joe M., of Beaver Springs, and Pamela C. Laub, of Paintersville.
Ruth graduated from Lewistown High School, Class of 1955.
She was a member of Bannerville Church of the Brethren.
Ruth was an avid antiques collector. She enjoyed making crafts and attending craft shows with her daughters. She was a loving mother and an angel, who selflessly cared for her daughter, Dawna, and took pleasure in bird watching.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Bannerville Church of the Brethren, 7502 Old Stage Road, McClure, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Don Wise officiating.
Interment will take place at Bannerville Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
The family will provide all flowers. Masks are recommended.
Memorial contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, Attention: Cancer Research, 1375 Martin Street, Suite 205, State College, PA 16803, or to: Bannerville Church of the Brethren, 7502 Old Stage Rd., McClure, PA 17841.
Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, Lewistown.
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American Cancer Society
1375 Martin Street, Suite 206, State College PA 16803