Ruth S. Sheaffer, 89, formerly of Elliottsburg and Newport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Rheem’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Elizabethtown.
Born on Friday, December 4, 1925 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Anna Mae (Hipshman) Shenk.
She was a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale.
She was the widow of Clarence Sheaffer (2008) and is survived by a son, Ray Burkholder Jr. of Alabama; three daughters, Fay Kline of Quarreyville, Kay McConnell and husband Paul of Shermans Dale and Gay Cartwright and husband Carl of Harrisburg. Three step children, Neil Sheaffer and wife Janine of Ohio, Kathy Reighter and husband William of Newport and Beverly Sheaffer of Carlisle. A brother, William Shenk of Clay; four sisters, Gladys Frye of Lititz, Shirley Pfautz of Ephrata, Orvilla Oberholtzer of Ephrata and Darla Warner of Mechanicsburg.
7 grandchildren,7 step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,6 step great grand children and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Boyer Family Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., New Bloomfield. Rev. Dr. Karl Herman will of officiate. Burial will be in New Bloomfield Cemetery. Friends may all at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, Pa. 17601
The Boyer Family Funeral home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Sheaffer Family.