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Notes for Ruth Elsie STOUDT
Reporter, The (Lansdale, PA) - May 15, 2002
Deceased Name: RUTH DETWEILER
Ruth (Stoudt) Detweiler, age 101, and a resident of the Lutheran Community at Telford, died Monday morning, May 13, 2002 at the skilled nursing unit of the home. Ruth (Stoudt) Detweiler, age 101, and a resident of the Lutheran Community at Telford, died Monday morning, May 13, 2002 at the skilled nursing unit of the home. She was the wife of the late Willard S. Detweiler, Sr., to whom she had been married for 53 years, at the time of his death in 1978.
Born in Towamencin Township, she was a daughter of the late Addison and Emma (Schlosser) Stoudt. She was raised in the village of Skippack. She graduated from Schissler School of Business in Norristown and worked as a bank teller prior to her marriage.
Mrs. Detweiler had lived in Hatfield, where after her husbandıs retirement, they opened the Carriage House Antiques Shop in the borough. From 1980 to 1992, she lived in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, before moving to the Lutheran Community at Telford nine years ago.
She was the eldest member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hatfield, where for 30 years she belonged to the choir and often was a soloist. She served on various committees, including the Faithful Helpers.
During World War II, she served as a Red Cross volunteer at the former Valley Forge General Hospital.
In the Hatfield community, she was a member of the Hatfield Branch of the Needlework Guild of America and a charter member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Hatfield Volunteer Fire Company.
She enjoyed gardening, as well as playing the piano and organ.
Mrs. Detweiler is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Cowell and her
husband, Allan, of Harleysville and Jean Badger and her husband, Jack, of Oreland; a son, Willard S. Detweiler, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Charleston, SC; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Erma Kushmore; and a brother, Paul S. Stoudt.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends after the service. Interment at Hatfield Cemetery will be private.
For those desiring, donations to the Memorial Fund of the church at P.O. Box 57, Hatfield, PA 19440, are preferred by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kligge Funeral Home, Inc., Hatfield.
Copyright 2002, Reporter, The (Lansdale, PA) - a Journal Register Company Property, All Rights Reserved.
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