Betty Jane Ruth

Betty Jane Ruth, 85, passed away peacefully at Brethren Village on June 25, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Betty was an accomplished pianist. She could put the “jazz” in any piece of music that she played. Betty also accompanied weekly services and was Choir Director of Zeltenreich UCC. She especially loved her backyard pool where her children and grandchildren spent their weekends every summer. Our mother was a genuinely beautiful person and she will be missed by many. Betty is survived by daughters Debra Funk of Lancaster and Linda Sten, wife of Rick Sten, of Lemoyne. Sons, Donald Ruth, husband of Molly Good Ruth, New Holland. W. Thomas Ruth, husband of Chryst Showalter Ruth, Lancaster and Steven Ruth, AZ. She also leaves behind sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Walter R. Ruth, daughter, Lori K. Ruth Jacoby, granddaughter, Alexis K. Jacoby and Son in laws, Thomas Funk and Kevin Jacoby. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Brethren Village, on July 7, 2018 at 11:00am. The family will receive friends and family for visitation from 10:00 – 11:00am In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Betty’s name to: Hospice of Lancaster County – 685 Good Dr, Lancaster PA 17604
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Condolence Messages

  1. Thelma Crawford :

    I am so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed Betty’s music at Zeltenreich UCC.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. She was a very caring and great
    wife, mother and grandmother. I share your sorrow.

  3. Kathy Weinhold :

    I will forever remember the summer that Betty played Cousin Betty for us in Smoke On The Mountain. Her wonderful stare downs with the Pastor were a comic hit. That made the wonderful gift of her amazing piano playing a surprise to the audience. She made that show!
    God truly graced Betty with a beautiful gift. I loved singing the old hymns when she and Sarah played at Zeltenreich.

  4. So sorry Tom and Chris for your loss. Doug and I are thinking of you both during this time and the days ahead.

  5. Susie and Mouse :

    We are so very sorry. She was such a sweet lady. She was always a lot of fun and whenever we went to see your Mom and Day she was very gracious and we always felt welcome. We will miss her.

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