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Mary Ruth Obituary – Reading, PA

Mary Jane Leona Ruth, 91, a lifelong resident of Kenhorst, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Born September 12, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Willoughby Davis, Ella (Nice) Whitcraft and his stepfather Harold. A. Whitcraft. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard G. Ruth and her brother Harold “Tugs” Whitcraft. Mary Jane was a hard worker and was proud of her roles in several local establishments. She ran the A Plus on Park Road, worked at The Dog House in Shillington and called BINGO at Hiesters Lanes. Mary Jane was an avid two-deck BINGO and Pinochle player. Her passion for these games was only comparable to her devotion to volunteering in her children’s activities, where she was a familiar and beloved presence, always willing to lend a hand. The memory of Mary Jane will live on in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to have known her. May she rest in eternal peace. Mary Jane’s spirit will be carried on by her daughter Sharon Weaver; her three sons Richard Ruth Jr., John Ruth and Douglass Ruth. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law Nancy Whitcraft (wife of the late Harold “Tugs” Whitcraft) to cherish her memory. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. A memorial service will begin immediately at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Tom Irwin officiating. Graveside interment will follow immediately at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.