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Ruth A. VernerRuth A. Verner, 88, of Rural Valley, PA, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born June 5, 1931, in Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA, the daughter of Charles W. and Edith B. (Blystone) Kaufman.
Ruth lived in the area all her life and attended Hilltop Baptist Church. She dedicated her life to caring for her family and in her spare time enjoyed gardening. Ruth will be remembered for having a true servant's heart and for always helping others when asked or needed.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, Randy W. Verner and wife, Jackie, of Elderton; daughters, Kathy A. Graham and husband, Allan, of Ford City, Nancy A. Wolfe, of Elderton, and Beverly J. Ramer and husband, Mark, of Kittanning; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 57 years, Reed H. "Barney" Verner, who passed away August 22, 2013; a son, Terry L. Verner; granddaughter, Ashley M. Ramer; brothers, Glenn, Roy, Miles and Kenneth Kaufman and a sister, Virginia Slease.
Friends and family will be received from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main Street, Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of funeral services honoring Ruth's life at 11 AM on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Donald Billman officiating.
Burial will follow in Whitesburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Kittanning, PA.
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