Ruth L. Squires

Ruth L. Squires, 95, of 628 Sunset Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Penn Highlands Elk.

She was born November 6, 1922, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harry L. and Margaret Schloder Whiteman. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938.  Ruth was the owner of the former Squires Realty and was also a real estate appraiser.

On June 22, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, Ruth married F. Lee Squires, who preceded her in death on September 21, 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan P. Goetz and her husband Joseph W. and Kathleen A. O’Leary, both of St. Marys; two sons, Wayne M. Squires and Brian D. Squires, both of Corpus Christi, TX; nine grandchildren, Lee Ann Goetz, Major Margaret Kuntz, Major Joseph W. Goetz, Captain Christopher Goetz, Kyle P. O’Leary, Ryan M. O’Leary, Adrianna Fields, Charlotte Hintz, and Chandler Squires; 10 great grandchildren; and by two nephews, Larry and Harry Whiteman.

In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, L. E. “Sonny” Whiteman. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Ruth was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Elk County Real Estate Board. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, reading, and all her new technology.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Barb Feidler January 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Ruth was the very first broker I worked for when I became licensed in 1995. It is kind of amazing to think that I went full circle and am now working in the very same building for Ruth’s great nephew Mike Whiteman’s wife Leah. I have always had respect for Ruth’s continuing efforts to increase her education above and beyond what was required. She inspired me to do the same. She will be missed by me and my husband who shared many a coffee with Ruth when I worked for her.

John & Kathy Hintz January 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm

We will remember Ruth as a grand lady who enjoyed and loved her family. Whether it be a birthday pizza party for a great-grandson or a Christmas family celebration, she was in on the fun from beginning to end! We are happy that she was able to celebrate this Christmas with so many of you. A donation to St. Marys Library is being made in Ruth’s memory. Our sincere sympathy to all.

Jim & Laura DeLullo & Family January 31, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Sending our sympathy to all.

Dean, Mary & Ryan Hanes January 31, 2018 at 11:50 pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ruth was a great lady!
With Deepest Sympathy,
Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

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