Ruth M. Meier

Ruth MeierRuth M. Meier, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 669 Center Street, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 9, 1917, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Gerber Meier. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1934.  She was employed by Elk Motors for 60 years.

She is survived by a sister, Joan Kastner and her husband Richard “Bud” of Kersey; a brother, Robert J. Meier and his wife Joann of Winston Salem, NC; two sisters-in-law, Miriam Meier and Betty Meier, both of St. Marys; and by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great, great nieces and great, great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Irma Friedl, Valerie Nissel, and Martha Meier; and five brothers, Alvin Meier, Richard Meier, Rev. Pirmin Meier, OSB, Francis “June” Meier, and Donald “Brownie” Meier.

Ruth was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, the Professional Secretaries Association, and the Catholic Daughters of America.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday evening, December 21, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to a favorite charity.

Mike Meier December 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Aunt Ruth was a dear person and will be missed. She is truly in a better place.

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