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Ruth M. StephensonRuth M. Stephenson, 91, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Grey's Colonial Acres.
Ruth was born May 15, 1926 in Bloomfield, Essex County, NJ, the daughter of Nels Anton and Tobine Marie (Gabrielsen) Nelson.
Ruth was a former resident of Essex County, New Jersey until moving to Kittanning in 1997. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in New Jersey and received her nursing degree in 1949 from Raritan Bay Medical Center of Perth Amboy, NJ. Ruth was employed as a registered nurse at various hospitals in Essex County from 1949 until her retirement in 1992. She was of the Protestant faith and her favorite hobbies were oil painting and playing the piano.
She will be remembered with love by her son, Keith Stephenson, of Kittanning; daughter, Robin E. Altman and husband, Gary, of Kittanning; grandsons, Brian Altman and wife, Kari, of Santa Clarita, CA, and Eric Altman and wife, Tiffany, of Hampton, VA; and great-grandsons, Alex and Evan Altman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Robert E. Stephenson, whom she married December 17, 1949 and who died August 29, 2008; brother, George A. Nelson; and sisters, Alice Dougherty, Esther Reinsertsen and Margaret Sigmund.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert French officiating.
Interment will be in Slate Lick Cemetery, Worthington, PA.
Contributions can be made in Ruth's honor to the Gideon Bible Institute, Warren County Chapter, PO Box 268, Washington, NJ 07882.
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