Ruth I. Stoner 87, homemaker, Erb Mennonite Sunday school teacher

By on July 25, 2012

Ruth Irene Stoner, 87, formerly of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late David B. and Emma Witmer Bauman. She was the loving wife of Roy B. Stoner, and they would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in October of this year.

A homemaker, Ruth was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz, where she taught Sunday school and was active with Junior Girls activities and sewing circle. She volunteered with the Mennonite and Brethren Marriage Encounter, Lancaster. Her interests included quilting, playing the accordion and she loved to spend time with her family.

Roy and his family would like to thank Landis Homes and Staff for their loving kindness and care of Ruth during her brief illness.

Surviving in addition to her husband are seven children: Janet M. Stoner and Kenneth L. Sr., husband of Ella Faye Hoover Stoner, both of Lititz; J. Marvin, husband of Janice Groff Stoner, of Manheim; and Larry L., husband of Karen Bushong Stoner, Linda J., wife of Leonard Dueck, Nelson R., husband of Jane Forney Stoner, and Darlene R. Stoner, all of Lititz; 19 grandchildren; 36 great- grandchildren; one brother: David Jr., husband of Miriam Landis Bauman, of Lebanon; two sisters: Mary, wife of Hiram Nissley, of Manheim; and Dorothy, wife of Herbert Heller, of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Harvey, Chester and Ivan Bauman; and a sister: Anna Bomberger.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, on July 26 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a public viewing at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, on July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Ruth’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, Development Office, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

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