Ruth Verda Werner, 99

Ruth Verda Werner, 99, of Galilee Rd., (North Beaver Twp) passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her residence following a short illness.

Born March 26, 1918 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hazel Youkers Herold. She was married on June 29, 1938 to Walter C. Werner. They were married for 49 years when he passed away February 6, 1987.

Ruth was a member and former Sunday School teacher at Moravia Presbyterian Church. She is well remembered for selling her vegetables at the farm stand on Rt. 168. Ruth enjoyed people, cooking, baking, crocheting, and playing cards. The farm was a special place to go.

Survivors include daughter, Charlotte (Rev. Jim) Legge of Slippery Rock; two sons, Charles (Linda) Werner of New Galilee, Thomas (Lynn) Werner of Bessemer; two sisters, Veva McConnell of North Beaver Twp., Hazel Jane Webb of Butler; brother, Walter (Sally) Herold of Princeton; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin; grandson, Tommy Werner; three sisters, Edna Kelly, Pearl Daufen, Cora Elizabeth Herold; and three brothers, Lawrence “Sonny”, Joe, and Clarence Ed Herold.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 am with her son in law, Rev. Dr. W. James Legge and her pastor, Rev. Dr. David Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Moravia Presbyterian Church.

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3 thoughts on “Ruth Verda Werner, 99

  1. Our condolences and sympathies to your family, from me and my sister, Linda and Beth Kennedy. May God’s Peach be with you.

    To share our memories: Sunday School at Moravia. Ham dinners at church… Mother and Daughter Banquets…. Weiner roasts at our house. Woopie Pies, she made the best and my mom didn’t make them at all…. and the smile!!! your mom’s smile with the twinkle in her eye

    May any of these lighten your heart…………… Linda

  2. So sorry for your loss…..She was a very special person I have many memories of her growing up Brenda Graham McClelland

  3. Dear Linda and Chuck and family,
    I am so sorry at Ruth’s passing. She was a good woman and had such a great sense of humor. My Mom just loved her and we would walk out of church laughing together. It is rare to find a person so dear, kind and so full of life. I’m glad I was fortunate enough to know her.
    Cindy and Dave Caughey

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