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Ruth A. Anstadt

Feb 8, 2009

Ruth A. Anstadt, 88, formerly of 26 Green Street, Muncy, entered into the Lord’s presence on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009.

Born Dec. 24, 1920, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late William and Nora (Smith) Hill. Ruth was a graduate of Muncy High School. On May 9, 1941, she married Arthur L. Anstadt, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2002, after 61 years of marriage.

A devoted member of Grace Baptist Church in Muncy, Ruth enjoyed Bible study both in and out of church. Her favorite pastimes included flower gardening, cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was known by all as a woman with a big heart.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, June E. and William B. Eck of Muncy and Janice M. and Mark E. Coleman of Hanover Park, IL; six grandchildren, William Eck, Jr. of Hughesville, Melissa (Charles) Ferringer and Vikki (Ernest) Burrows, all of Muncy, Bethany (Brian) Lievens of Delavan, WI, Lydia (Nick) Ng of Greenville, SC and Charis Coleman of Hanover Park, IL; 11 great-grandchildren, Melanie Stewart, Cory Charles, William Eck III, Charles Ferringer, Jr., Meeghan and Irelynn Ferringer, Dakota and Molly Burrows, Anna and Nora Lievens and Kody Ng; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main Street, Muncy. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, officiated by Pastor Charles E. Teffeteller.

Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, PA 17756.