Ruth A. Marsh, 88, formerly of Knoxville

Ruth A. MARSH, 88, formerly of Knoxville, PA, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA.

Born June 24, 1922, in Little Marsh, PA, she was the daughter of Claude and Nellie Landon Davis.

She was married to Burdette W. Marsh, who predeceased her in 1994.

She was employed as a telephone operator and later by Payne’s Dairy in Knoxville.  Ruth was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Knoxville Chapter #328.

Surviving are:  a daughter, Patricia L. (Duane) Andrews of Ulysses, PA;  seven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Daniel) Swiler of Washington, PA, James (Missy) Prutsman of Elkland, PA, Kelly Daniels of Little Marsh, Darla (William) Balance of Corning, NY, Thomas (Lorraine) Andrews of Knoxville, PA, Timothy (Shannon) Andrews of Erie, PA, and Terri (Terrance) Bender of Gloucester, VA;  a daughter-in-law, Wyona Jean Foster of Little Marsh;  16 great-grandchildren;  three special friends, Dorothy Hickey, Winnie Doan, and Clare (Ardell) Walker;  and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Claude G. Marsh;  a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Robert Prutsman;  and four sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  The Rev. Daryl M. Butler will officiate.  An Eastern Star service will be held at the beginning of the memorial service.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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