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Obituary of Ruth M. Schenck, 91


Ruth M. Schenck, 91 formerly of Howard, died at Windy Hill Village in Philipsburg on Friday, September 8, 2017. She was born on August 1, 1926 in Glen Hope, Clearfield County, to the late Lloyd O. Lomison Sr., and Mary E. Calwell Lomison.

On January 14, 1950, she married the late Henry C. Schenck who died September 21, 1983.

Ruth was a graduate of the Howard High School where she played on the girls basketball team. During World War II, she was employed by Sylvania. During her lifetime, she was employed by Erie Technological Products and Centre Engineering.

Ruth was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was active in the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed participating in bible study at the church and she handcrafted many beautiful items for the annual church bazaar.

Ruth grew up in a musical family, so a love of music was instilled in her at a young age. In the late 1960's Ruth was instrumental in forming the Nine Notes, a singing group of nine women who performed at events in the area. Later in her life Ruth took piono lessons and spent many hours playing the piano.

She enjoyed quilting and gardening. As a member of the Howard Civic Club, she helped to beautify the community by planting flowers throughout town for several years.

Ruth is survived by four daughters: Cynthia M. (Thomas) Shirey, Susanne S (Richard) Hart, Barbara J. (Steven) Thompson and Patricia C. (Robert) Storch, eight grandchildren; Douglas Shirey, Stephen (Amy) Shirey, Allison Hart (Jackie Turner), Jonathan (Jennifer) Hart, Erica Miller, Steven (Carrie) Thompson, Nicholas (Emma) Storch and Alexandra (Chad) Stem, twelve great-grandchildren: Noah Miller, Aiden and Ava Shirey, Owen Hart, Sara, Ashlyn, Claire, Makenna and Lincoln Thompson and Alexa Thomas, Gage and Cade Stem. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a sister, Mary E. Schenck and two brothers, Lloyd Lomison Jr. and Harold Lomison.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Howard with the Pastor Craig Rose officiating. Friends and family will be received from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Schencks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main Street, Howard, Pa. 16841.

Name of Deceased

Ruth M. Schenck



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Funeral Home

Kader-Neff Funeral Home

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