Ruth E. Kuntz, 98

Ruth E. Kuntz, 98, of Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her residence.

Born October 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Martha (Barkley) McClymonds . She was married to the late George Kuntz. They were married in November of 1950 in the middle of the snow of 1950 by a snow plow driver at the Dixie Inn in Portersville.

Ruth graduated in 1939 from Portersville High School. She was the last surviving graduate from her class. Following high school, she helped a family raise ten kids and worked at Humphrey’s Store (Cals’). Ruth cleaned houses for many families in the Ellwood City area and did their washing and ironing. She was a member of Bell Memorial Church where she taught Sunday school and helped with the rummage sale for many years. Ruth sold Avon for nearly 50 years and achieved President’s Club status. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her semi-annual garage sales.

Survivors include a son, David (Kathy) Kuntz of Ellwood City; a daughter, Betty (Rich) Platt of New Jersey; three grandchildren, Kim (Jason) Allwine, Jennifer Platt, Kelly (Jay) Hawk; two great grandchildren, Jadyn Allwine, Tim (Kayla Ellis) Walton, and two great great grandchildren, Ayden Coss and Wesley Walton.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, and siblings Paul McClymonds and Helen Stickle, and granddaughter Christy Walton.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday September 4 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Rev. Keith Black will officiate. Final interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bell Memorial Church or the donor’s choice.

The family wished to extend their special thanks to her wonderful team of providers from Vitas Healthcare.

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4 thoughts on “Ruth E. Kuntz, 98

  1. Ruth was an amazing woman and a true Christian! I remember her vividly in Bible School and all that she did at Bell Memorial. She was always pleasant with a wonderful attitude about life. We were all blessed to know her. Please accept our condolences and love.
    George, Peggy. And Jeff Petrak

  2. Ruth was an Angel on Earth. She had so much patience and always had a smile. She gave my mom, Jennie Lonnett, many rides when needed. I don’t think she ever turned her down. Ruth was a very special neighbor to my sister, Lorraine, for many years. I am thankful God gave Ruth a peaceful “Ride Home!”

  3. Ruth was a wonderful person. She was always there for me when I first started my Avon business. She everything there was to know about Avon. She was a great friend. She will be missed dearly. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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