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Obituary of Ruth Bucha Wesley (Bucha), 71


Ruth Ann Bucha Wesley, 71, of State College, formerly of Milesburg, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, College Twp., Centre Co.,PA.

Ruth was born in Bellefonte on July 6, 1947, a daughter of the late John W. and Isabell Muirhead Bucha. On April 6, 1999, she married Donald C. Wesley, who survives at home. Also surviving are her children, Brian (Luadonna) Haagen of Julian, Robert (Tangee) Haagen of Milesburg, Shelia (Duane) Collins, of Olanta, and Diane (Greg) Lucas of Howard; her nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, her sisters, Patricia (Larry) Burris of Centre Hall, Priscilla (Henry) Stasko of Moshannon, Ann Miller of Boardman, Ohio. Ruth is also survived by her step-children, Tammy (Rick) Hahn, of Moshannon, Martin (Crystal) Wesley, of Bellefonte, Franklyn (Jaclyn) Wesley of State College , daughter-in-law, Terra Wesley, of Julian.

Ruth was a 1965 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting and baking. She was a member of Brookside Wesleyan Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Hall, and two step-sons, Jami Don Wesley and Kenneth L. Wesley.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the Brookside Wesleyan Church, 403 Bush Hollow Road, Julian from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Michael E. Fisher, officiating. Burial will be in Advent Cemetery, Boggs Twp., Centre Co., PA.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring St., Milesburg, PA. Online condolences may be made at

Name of Deceased

Ruth Bucha Wesley (Bucha)



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Funeral Home

Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home

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