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Ruth Sheaffer


She was a breast cancer survivor of seven years. Her strong faith and love of life were apparent to everyone who met her. Ruth Ann was cherished and loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all of us whose lives she graciously touched with her generosity and unconditional love. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl E. Sheaffer, and her brother and his wife Joseph S. and Germaine J. Gotshall.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia M. Sheaffer of Susquehanna Township; a son Gary J. (Patty) of New Cumberland; two grandchildren Carl J. and Ryan M.; and her friend and companion, August Maretta of New Cumberland.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at her church, with the Rev. Elaine M. Dent, her pastor, officiating. 

Burial was in Highspire Cemetery, Highspire.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 530 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070.

Arrangements by Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland. 

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