Sandra B. Ruhl, 77, Stiegel Elementary School teacher, Lititz UMC member, loved her family

By on August 10, 2016

Sandra B. Ruhl, 77, of Lititz, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at Luther Acres, Lititz, with her loving daughter by her side.

She was the wife of the late L. Kent Ruhl, who died in 1984. Born in Lancaster she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Arleen (Connelly) Barnes.

Sandra was a school teacher at the Stiegel Elementary School for the Manheim Central School District for 28 years before retiring. She was a member of the Lititz United Methodist Church. Sandra was a family person and enjoyed her times with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter: Kendra, wife of Gregory Russano, Bridgewater N.J.; four grandchildren: Tyler, Abbey, and Trent Russano; and E. Kent Ruhl; and a daughter in-law: Lisa Howell, Wayne.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sons: Mark Andrew Ruhl and Michael Kent Ruhl.

Services were held Aug. 6 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Sandra’s memory may be sent to Feeding America, P.O. Box 96749, Washington, DC 20090-6749, or

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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