Ruth Hackett Fehrenbach

Ruth Hackett Fehrenbach, 100, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Cedar Road, St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, after a brief illness, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

She was born June 22, 1920, in DuBois, daughter of the late John V. and Florence MacDonald Hackett.

On April 10, 1944, Ruth married William G. Fehrenbach in Tampa, Florida.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 2005.

Ruth graduated from Centennial High School in Ridgway in 1938 and took a post-graduate year in business courses.  She was employed as secretary to the manager of Molded Materials, Inc.  In 1977, she was employed by the Office of Human Services where she was a secretary and caseworker until she retired in 1983.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Ruth is survived by her four children: Karl W. Fehrenbach (Sheila) of Villanova, PA, Paul G. Fehrenbach (Debbie) of Kersey, PA, Jane E. Haberle (Albert), of Atco, NJ, and Mark J. Fehrenbach (Amy) of St. Marys, PA.  She is also survived by her six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sisters: Mary Hackett Hayes and Florence Hackett Delaney as well as by her brothers: Donald V. Hackett, James F. Hackett, and John M. Hackett.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

There will be no visitation.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church at a later date and time to be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Patty Hoh July 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your Mom rest in peace. May you find peace.

Kim Andrus July 19, 2020 at 6:52 pm

I so loved taking care of Ruthy. What a kind and gentle soul. She always shared such wonderful stories. She sure loved her shrimp cocktail and Brandy Alexander. Rest in peace love. Prayers to the family.

Tim McQuone July 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Jane, to you and all your family my condolences, thoughts and prayers.

Angie Walter July 22, 2020 at 12:46 am

Mark, Amy, and all your family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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